The European Schools Newspaper April issue - Page 25

KALAMATA AT A GLANCE by Lucas SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN MESSENIA by Rougen, Nick F. and Ektoras Messenia offers a lot of adventure. You can go cycling, climbing, fishing, hiking and do a lot of sea, mountain and other sports. SPORTS VENUES by Angelo, Socrates and Costas There are some good stadiums, football grounds, basketball courts etc. in Kalamata, such as the Messenian Stadium, the Municipal Stadium, Tenta (an indoor gymnasium), mini football 5x5, tennis courts, a Nautical Club and a swimming pool. Angelo’ s football team of famous people from Messenia Kalamata is a city in southwestern Peloponnese, the capital of the prefecture of Messenia and a port in the southern mainland of Greece. The municipality of Kalamata has a population of 66.359 inhabitants. It has a temperate Mediterranean climate with warm winters and mild summers. Kalamata is the second largest city in the Peloponnese after Patras. It is an important urban, economic and commercial center of the region and the administrative center of the prefecture of Messenia. It has a vibrant nightlife both in winter and summer - in winter at the various taverns and bars in the city’ s historic center, while in summer in the clubs and beach bars by the sea and in Verga, a suburb built in the foothills of Mount Taygetos where there are wonderful bars and clubs with spectacular views of the sea and the town of Kalamata. Kalamata has a TEI (Technological Educational Institute) and faculties of the University of Peloponnese. The town has complete and modern sports facilities, where everyone can work out. Finally it has a new, modern hospital as well as an international airport. BYE!! drawing by Jenny, Evi, Chrysanthi and Mary