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Peloponnese Sights

Ayii Apostoli

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 10/07/2014

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The oldest church in Kalamata is the small 13th-century Ayii Apostoli ("Holy Apostles"), dedicated to the Virgin of Kalamata ("of the good eye"), from whom the town may get its name. This is one of Greece's double churches, with two naves—one for the Roman Catholics and one for the Orthodox—that resulted from 13th- and 14th-century ecumenical efforts. The Greek War of Independence was formally declared here on March 23, 1821, when Theodoros Kolokotronis captured Kalamata

from the Turks.

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Martiou 25 Sq., Kalamata, 24100, Greece

Sight Details:

  • Hrs vary, usually open late afternoon

Updated 10/07/2014


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