Wanna chalenge your mind and your body on your free time ? The hiking club of Kalamata may be for you !
The hiking club ok Kalamata (called: "ΟΡΕΙΒΑΤΙΚΟΣ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑΣ") organizes one day trips (sometimes week-end trips) every week-end around Kalamata (Kardamylie, Ancient Messinie, Taegetos Mountain). The different trips are cathegorized according to difficulty level (from 1 to 5).
I participated to some "easy" trip (level 1), and it is a verry nice opportunity o meet local people and sometimes other foreigners. This club is run by enthousiastic people who are used to hike, cycle, run or climb so they are the good person to be advised about physical activities in Kalamata or around.
Yesterday for example, I've been hiking with them to a monastry in a top of a mountain (ΜΑΡΔΑΚΙΟΥ) to feist the Revolution of Greece which means: an official speech, traditional costumes, free food and drink. Isn't convincing enough? :D
Here is the website : http://www.eoskal.gr