Fodor's Expert Review Agioi Apostoli

Kalamata Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The oldest church in Kalamata is the small 13th-century Agioi Apostoli ("Holy Apostles"), dedicated to the Virgin of Kalamata ("of the good eye"), from whom the town may get its name. The Greek War of Independence was formally declared here on March 23, 1821, and a celebration is held at the church on that date every year. Even the square on which it lies, Martiou 23 (March 23rd), is named after this historic moment.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Martiou 23 Sq.
Kalamata, Peloponnese  24100, Greece

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