Southwest of the Messinian Gulf is the picturesque Koroni. It is 52 km from the city of Kalamata and about 280 km from Athens.
Arriving in Koroni it is worth to visit the famous Venetian Castle which dominates at the top of a hill. The castle is an example of Venetian fortress architecture and within it there are still churches and houses. Arriving at the castle you will be enchanted by the breathtaking views, it’s like stretching before you whole Messinian Gulf.
Koroni is a growing tourist destination in Messinia, with several interesting sights and many beautiful beaches, some with fine golden sand and others with pebbles. Some of the beaches that is worth visiting are Zagka Beach, Kalamaki Beach, Memi Beach, Koroni Castle Beach etc.
In Koroni you will also find all sorts of restaurants and taverns, where you will have the opportunity to taste, among other things, fresh fish and delicious local dishes.