On this page we have information about activities in the area that may be of interest to our readers and their visitors in Mani. If you know of any other activities we can publicise, please contact us. Older entries may no longer be valid, so always check with the organisers, and if you find an activity no longer happens, please let us know, so the website can be updated.

Painting Classes in Riglia : Sofia Filia (see below) is offering painting classes, available in English, every Wednesday morning 10:00 - 12:00, from the 1st of February, in the old school in Riglia. It is important that you call Sofia on 0030 6940 541 541 to subscribe, or email (January 2017)

Sports programs :The Athletic Organization of the Municipality of Kalamata announces new Mass Sports programs with sections "Sport and woman", "Exercise for the Third Age", "Preparing for University", and "adult Exercise" and invites interested parties to subscribe to them. Information on phone 2721020257 Agency business hours and on the website kalamata.gr tharros (December 2016)

Engraving class in Kalamata: Engraving workshop with engraver Christos Velissari starts from December 1 at the Fine Arts School "Faris". For the first time, the art of engraving will be taught at the Fine Arts School of Kalamata in such a serious manner. Kalamata journal (December 2016)

Art Workshops in Riglia: Sofia Filea and Aggeliki Isoumelea are planning to offer art classes in number of disciplines including ceramics. There will be preliminary events with  Sofia Filea   Sofia Filea's Art  on Sept 27th, 28th 17:00 - 19:00 and Aggeliki Isoumelea on Sept 30th 16:00- 18:00 and Oct 1st 11:00-13:00 at the old Elementary School in Riglia. For more information contact Sofia 69405 41541 or Aggeliki 69871 53270 (September 2016)

One-day theatre workshops FREE : for adults, adolescents, children, parents and teachers at the Improvised Theatre, located in Kalamata, Benaki 19, Historical Center ... The theater workshop normally begins operations in October with weekly classes for adults, children and adolescents and monthly theater seminars for teachers and parents. The theater group, will present three scheduled performancesthis year . In October, Maria Skafida will interpret and direct tales for adults and older children. In January, the group will present a compilation of satirical poems of George Souris, while at Christmas, will present stories of Papadiamantis. Fairy tales and stories will be presented at schools in Messinia. More information about the theater workshop, you will find the renewed page of the group: www.aftosxediaskini.blogspot.com . kalamatajournal
For free courses you can apply online at https://goo.gl/forms/NsyBNdmfbxr3CkZ63 or call 2721550787 and 6908676277.(September 2016)

Carriage Rides (Βόλτες με άμαξα) from Ag Nikolaos : Based near Neriedes Bar, in the car park, you can take a leisurely evening ride in a horse-drawn carriage, along to Pantazi and back(15€) or Ag Dimitrios. Contact Dimitris 6934-572637 for more information or call in at Neriedes 19:00 - 20:00, when Dimitris is usually there. He speaks some English. (July 2016)
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Explore Messinia operates in the area of Messinia in southwestern Peloponnese. The company provides alternative tourism services through guided sightseeing, recreational and naturalist tours in sites of great natural beauty and historical interest. It is a company which specializes in guided Sea Kayaking Τours, guided Hiking Tours and River Activities such as river trekking and river rafting with inflatable boats.  6971897640  exploremessinia (December 2015)

Olympico Fun Park in Kalamata: fun and recreation outdoors and special events. Nea Eisodos Kalamatas, 24100 Kalamatas, Messinia, Greece : open from 7:00pm to 12:00 every day :Artspace Entertainment, soccer fields, playground, inflatable games, swimming pool, children's parties 2721098555 see Video (November 2015) Facebook

Classes at the Youth Centre of Kalamata (KNK): Each person can attend up to 2 workshops, on a first come first served basis. The workshops are made ​​by volunteers and are free to the public. The registration fee is 10 euros for the entire 4 months to cover the fixed costs of the building of the KNK (rent, bills) and paid only when one takes place in one of the laboratories of the KNK. More information about the Youth Center of Kalamata at www.kentroneon.wordpress.com Classes offered: Theater workshop, Dance Salsa (and other Latin), Contemporary dance, Thai Chi - Muay Thai, Traditional dances (beginning November 1), Dancing reggae, Creative activities for children, Guitar for children and adults, Juggling, French, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, Talk in English, Portuguese. Interested parties should contact Youth Center of Kalamata, in Othonos 10 Square, 1st floor kalamatajournal (Sept. 2015)

Greek Guiding Association: The SEO is the largest volunteer group providing opportunities for children and youth (aged 5-17 years). to enjoy playing, singing, life in group, protecting the environment and humans. They are recruiting in Kalamata from Sept 11th 2015 - Information given by phone: 27210 95580, 6976-749027, 6930-107917, or visit Taxiarchon( Archangels) street 41 GREEK GUIDING ASSOC - Eleftheria

Karting - Navarino Speed Experience Park :A high standard race track is a new addition to the activites offered at the Westin Resort, Costa Navarino. Enjoy driving where experienced personnel can also provide lessons for all levels and ages. Equipped with brand new CRG karts, a state of the art timekeeping system, a lighting system for evening hours and high standard simulators, and operating with the highest safety standards, the Navarino Speed Experience Park is a fun ride for the entire family. The Westin Resort, Navarino Dunes, Messinia · Costa Navarino • Phone: +30 272 309 5000 navarinospeed - YouTube (August 2015)

2407 Kardamili Mountain Activities : During the summer, a weekly schedule of Biking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, 'Lalagi' **Cookery workshop, Gastronomy, culture and Meditation is organised through the 2047 outdoor equipment shop in Kardamili Details. Email: / Tel: 27210 73752 / Mob: 6975785887 www 2047m com (June 2015) ** Lalagi workshop in Exochori 2014 Facebook


Activity Holiday - Diving : PADI diving courses at Kalogria beach in Stoupa. Learn to dive in the clear, calm, current-free water of Kalogria beach, one of the most sheltered bays of the Mani Peninsula. Activities for children 8+. In addition 'Dive Code' will rent out equipment to suitably qualified divers and from 2015 will offer a range of dive equipment for sale. Details on Zorbas. Article about underwater cleanup in INSIDE MANI (May 2015)

Ag Nikolaos Bike Hire: Vangelis bike hire has moved from the road up to the church, to the other side of the harbour, between the old Katerina's supermarket and Neriedes. It reopens in May. For information or to hire bicycles, contact Vangelis, who speaks good English 27210 78067 697 8300630 (May 2015)

My GREEN LIFE-Messinia Sailing: Luxury sail boat "PRINCE" a custom made 51 ft yacht, departs from Kardamili-Stoupa-Ag.Nikolaos-Kalamata and all other Messinian resorts by appointment. Take your family and friends on a full or half day sailing cruise- Fishing Trips / BBQ & Local cuisine / Parties & Personal Events Celebration / Trips to Nature. Discover Mani & Messinia with multi days cruises and overnight stays available in four ensuite cabins. Peter and Inna, her professional couple crew will serve you personally 12 months a year and they focus to give you authentic sea, culture and heritage experiences from their Homeland Messinia. Mob: (Peter) 6977464602 (Inna) 6950523370 Email: Web: www.messiniasailing.com (January 2015)

Sailing from Kalamitsi : AreionSail now has a 43ft yacht for larger groups and overnight stays. Sailing/boat trips available from Stoupa / Kardamili / Petalidi / Kalamata. Would you like to make a family day trip with special requests, would you prefer sailing with friends for several days with overnight stays and combine the trip with, for example, a visit to the caves of Dyros and a walk through the rough mountains of the Mani? They will arrange it! Contact Annika www.areionsail.com email (January 2015)

The Hellenic mountaineering club of Kalamata The club offers a range of outdoor activities including climbing, cycling, running, excursions outside Greece, and skiing. They organise trips most weekends http://www.eoskal.gr/ Non-members can join some of the trips, and you can borrow equipment, but you must register before the event you wish to join. For their autumn program see E.O.S ACTIVITIES (Sept 2014)

George's water fun in Stoupa: Power boats, pedal boats and canoes for hire and tours can be organised Details 6977 264 192 (July 2014)

COOKING AT KIKI'S IN KARDAMILI Kiki is running cookery courses, WEDNESDAYS 9am -12am EATEN AFTERWARDS For more information or to make a booking, PLEASE CONTACT 6975721580 2721073148 or (June 2014)

Train excursions organised by the Friends of the Railway (Σύλλογος Φίλων του Σιδηροδρόμου): The Club is housed in the Railway Museum, where apart from the offices and cafeteria, the facilities are used for varied events ( exhibitions, lectures, concerts, film screenings, gatherings, etc .). For members and friends, the lounge is open every Wednesday afternoon. Every Wednesday the office is open from 18:00 http://www.sfs.gr/ (June 2014)

Mosaic Making Taster Courses: Every Wednesday morning from 10.00 - 14.00, you try your hand at mosaic making with Marie. She is running taster courses suitable for beginners/holidaymakers, at the Olive Grove Studio in Petrovouni - the charge of 40€ includes all materials. Contact Marie for more information/bookings 27210 78308 or 6937 184071 or (June 2014)

DEMONSTRATIONS OF BREAD MAKING at the 'YESTERDAY and TODAY' restaurant in Stoupa every Wednesday evening during the summer. Contact Voula 27210 77535 or 6972 672 908 Also traditional olive oil soap making will be explained and demonstrated, every Friday Details (May2014)

Train Excursions :Special day trips : .Special day trips are being organized by TRAINOSE , aimed mainly at tourists. Some are on lines that no longer have a regular train service, but go though beautiful country August 2013

Taygetos Trekking ,, : Every Wednesday - Taygetos Tour (4x4 and hike ) Tseria, Exocxhori,, Saidona, Vasiliki Forest, and the Noupanti gorge : Every Friday - Viros Gorge and its Monuments (bike and hike ) visit the historical old town of Kardamyli, Byzantine church of Ag Sofia, Sotiras monastery, and other monuments. www.taygetos-trekking.blogspot.gr Also custom designed activities. For info and registration email or tel.+30 69870 29154 or +30 27210 78084 (30-6-13)

Proastio Riding Centre . Tel.69748 30824 Prices - 15 euros 30 mins or 25 euros for an hour. Private tuiton in the arena or out in the countryside/ children or adults. Lessons given by experienced classical instuctor. Please allow time either side of the lesson for grooming and getting to know the horse  PROASTIO RIDING CENTRE.(26-2-13) .

Sports facilities at Costa Navarino : Local residents can use the sports facilities which consist of The Dunes Golf Course , Navarino Outdoors (hiking & biking tours, and bike rental), Navarino Racquet Academy including tennis, squash, badminton etc for adults and kids, Navarino Sea for wind-surfing, kite-surfing and Scuba diving. Costa Navarino (August 2011)

Sea kayak Camps from Kalogria: Trips to local beaches with walks and beach camping, organised by 2407 in Karadamili. 27210 73752 2407KARDAMILI (July 2011 )

KARDAMILI DIVE CENTRE : Boat trips and Certified diving centre - lessons are given by a PADI instructor. Tel (+30)27210 73653 or Mob 6945 440083 or email see website www.papanestoras.com . Christos Papanestoras speaks good English and offers special rates for experienced divers. The Dive Centre and Papanestoras Apartments are about 300m up the hill past the Town Hall. ( May 2011 )

MEDITATION at Sonnenlink : Every Thursday evening at 19.30. Fritz and Burgi Bläuel supervise an evening of meditation and after that, contemplation or sharing of experiences, and exercises. For more information click Sonnenlink or phone Burgi +30 693 7331333


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