The name of our little seaside town, Kala Nera, means “good waters”, attesting to the gorgeous coast. You’ll even see rare Caretta Caretta turtles nesting on the beach in front of the hotel, and we ask you to admire them without disturbing their habitats. Beyond swimming in our award-winning beach (complete with Blue Flag recognition), there are other spots along the beach where you can enjoy water sports of course. For those who prefer the pool, our aqua fitness classes will keep you in shape while totally enjoying yourself!
Beyond the property and its beach, there’s so much to see and do in this part of the Peloponnese! To begin with, Messina Resort is just 7 kilometers away from the gorgeous town of Kyparissia with its cobblestone streets, castle, shops, restaurants and night spots. If you’re the outdoors type, you’re going to love all the beach sports on offer in the greater area from scuba diving to windsurfing, but also the hiking opportunities and nature walks. Just half an hour away lies Kaiafas lake and thermal springs. About an hour away on a windy road lie the surprising waterfalls of the Neda River, a lush green romantic spot that’s worth the detour. A little further out, marvels such as Ancient Olympia (50 minutes by car) and the temple of Epikourios Apollo up in the mountains (1 hour away) are also recommended, so is the archeological site of Ancient Messene. Up in the mountains, traditional villages such as Andritsena offer a cool alternative to the seaside. More to the south, gorgeous little coastal towns such as Gialova, Pylos and Methoni – each with their historic castle – should not be missed if you’re exploring by car. The seaside cafés and restaurants in these three towns are great for admiring the views and relaxing over an iced coffee or a meal.