Travel guide

Travel guide

Messinia

 

"I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is hapiness: a glass of wine,

a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else...."

 

- Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

 


Messinia

Messenia (Greek: Μεσσηνία - Messinía) is one of the peripheral units of Greece and it is part of the periphery of Peloponnese. It is situated in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula and the capital of Messenia is the city Kalamata. Messenia borders on Elis to the north, Arcadia to the northeast, and Laconia to the southeast. The Ionian Sea lies to the west, and the Gulf of Messenia to the south. The most important mountain ranges are the Taygetus in the east, the Kyparissia mountains in the northwest and the Lykodimo in the southwest. The main rivers are the Neda in the north and the Pamisos in central Messinia. (Wiki)