A glimpse into the area where the best olives come from.....
Empty beaches
Good food
Classic Historical sites - Ancient Messini - Olympus - Methoni - many more
Lots of colour
Photographs by Keith Rawling
Wildlife
I've long wanted to visit the Kalamata area. I was not disappointed. On just a short stay I was impressed with the scenery, the food and the friendliness of the people. So much so I just had to go back.
Recommend place to stay: Villa Petra, Kalamaki, Greece.http://www.villapetra.gr/index.php?lang=english
Greek Bee-eater?
Swallow
Common Lizard
Grasshopper
Waterfalls with ice-cold water
Fishing from the rocks with light tackle can produce a variety of fish. English and local Greek names given. All returned alive.
Grey Mullet - Kefalos
Painted Comber - Perka
Comber - Hanos
Annular Seabream - Sparos
Salema - Salpa
Saddled Seabream - Melanouri
Octopus - Htapodi
Five spotted Wrasse - Tigralapino
White Seabream - Sargos
Rainbow Wrasse - Gilos
Rainbow Wrasse - Gilos
Great scenery
Brimstone
Clouded Yellow in flight
Turtles lay their eggs on local beaches
Afternoon knap
Evening meal