Mani Kalogria by koroni.info
The small town Koroni, nearly at the southernmost point of the Messinian peninsula, with its roughly 3000 residents lives from the agricultural products and from a reasonable balanced tourism.
The surroundings invite for different activities:
One can visit secluded, unique greek villages or archaeological sites in the area, the beaches offer possibilities for all kinds of watersports and night life can be enjoyed in a bar and also extended in the disco. There are quite some restaurants and fish taverns along the harbour promenade and a lot of shops (supermarket, bakery, butchery, books & newspapers, souvenirs…) can be found.
During high season Koroni is quite well visited but still kept its relaxed, authentic greek way of living. For to drive through the narrow streets of Koroni one must be very patient and maybe best is to find a parking at the entrance and do the small city by foot.
At its highest peak, the old venezian castle overlooks the Messinian gulf. Nowadays parts of the buildings are occupied from a womens cloister. Both, abbey and fortress can be visited.
In the back of the castle, about 1km from the center the beautiful ‘Saga’-beach is located. There are some beach taverns, sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented and one can learn wind surfing. Another 1,5km further lies the unaffected and even in high season never overcrowded ‘Memi’-beach.