A problem with the service battery force us to make a stop in Kalamata to wait until we get the new battery ordered from Athens. We take the opportunity to go sightseeing around a city that we always snubbed for no obvious reason. We discover that Kalamata is a rather interesting city where it may be worthwhile stopping for a day or two to stroll around, visit its museum or just do some shopping.
Driving from Neo Itilo to Kardamyli you will notice that the access to the sea is very difficult if not impossible. The few roads are extremely narrow for a camper van and the seacoast is craggy. There is no doubt that it’s not worth the try! Even so, this beautiful region is not totally out of question. We discovered two beaches that are suitable for motorhomes: the first between Agios Dimitrios and Agios Nikolaos and the second in Kardamyli.
For those who do not want to stop in the city Kalamata and why should they, I have two suggestions: the first near Messini which is also convenient for visiting the archaeological site and the second on the sea on a beautiful beach just a few kilometers from the city.