Kalamata is known worldwide for its olive groves and for its most tasteful olive oil.
Kalamata was the first city to be liberated from the Ottoman Empire 0n 23 March 1821, as the Greeks rose in the Greek War of Independence.
Distance: 40,63 mi
Total Ascent 5,012 ft
Total Descent 4,847 ft
Situated by the seaside in the middle of Navarino Bay, Pylos is the home of hero Nestor, the eldest and wisest fo the Greeks who fought at Troy. During the Greek War of Independence, the Naval Battle of Navarino took place on 20 October 1827. Joined forces form the United Kingdom, France and Russia, destroyed the combined Ottoman-Egyptian fleet. As a result, Pylos was liberated from the Ottoman Empire.
Distance: 30.89 mi
Total Ascent 1,894 ft
Total Descent 1,913 ft