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Kalamata Airport car hire - cheap car rental Greece

For travellers arriving at Kalamata Airport, car hire is a popular solution for moving around. Whether you are staying in Kalamata only, or intend to travel in the region, it is worth considering the often affordable rental from renowned rent-a-car operators such as Hertz, Enterprise Rent A Car, Thrifty, Sixt, Alamo or Auto Union operating at Kalamata Airport.

Opel Astra cheap car hire in Kalamata Airport
Greece car hire - Opel Astra is often cheap to book at Kalamata Airport.

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Kalamata Airport- KLX is located approx. 5 miles northwest of Kalamata city centre.

See map of Kalamata Airport.

The airport operates primarily seasonal (summer) routes. From the UK flights to Kalamata Airport are available from British Airways, Easyjet and Thomas Cook Airlines.

Kalamata Airport car hire - find the best car rental deals with Cartrawler Greece
The most competitive rates in Kalamata Airport car rentals can often be found on Cartrwler search and booking engine.

Cartrawler displays offers from most of the large car rental providers at Kalamata Airport, allowing you to compare prices, as well as rental conditions.

When booking your hire car in Greece, take notice of varying rules for refuelling in different car hire companies. “Pick-up full/return full” is not necessarily the universal fuel policy in Greece. You may frequently come across offers with less transparent rules, as for instant “pick-up half-full/return half-full”, or even “pick-up full/return empty”, which make it more difficult to efficiently control your car rental fuel costs.

Since Kalamata is mostly a summer holiday destination, the cheapest hire cars to be picked up at the airport can be found off-season. In early Spring or in the Autumn it is quite easy to book on Cartrawler Kalamata Airport car rental for prices starting from around £70 for a week. Those prices increase significantly in the summer months, however, by booking well in advance you are still very likely to avoid the most inflated prices.

Please note that Cartrawler quotes prices for car hire with in a wide range of rental classes, including economy, compact, standard, van/minivan, SUV and luxury/premium vehicles to rent from Kalamata Airport. By using the filters in the advanced search option of the search engine you can look for vehicles with specific characteristics, for example passengers capacity, number of doors, manual or automatic transmission, etc.

Kalamata Airport 4WD - Suzuki Jimny
Suzuki Jimny - 4-wheel-drive car hire at Kalamata Airport.

Kalamata in the Messinia region
Kalamata is the capital of the Messinia region in south-western part of the Peloponnese Peninsula. See map of Messinia

In the past an important port in the Mediterranean, Kalamata fell into oblivion in the 20th century until the 1986 earthquake, which destroyed large part of the city. The much needed reconstruction works brought a new life to Kalamata, allowing it to become a modern and vibrant metropolis. Benefitting from its privileged coastal location and notable historic heritage, Kalamata took a successful bet on tourism, having managed to attract visitors from all over the world.

While tourism in Kalamata is still in the stage of developing, the city, as well as the whole Messinia  region, base their economy largely on the agriculture. Kalamate olives and olive oil are some of the best known local products.

Tourist attractions Kalamata
Visitors to Kalamata will find interesting tourist sites in both the old quarters of the city, spared by the earthquake, and in its modern parts

The Castle of Kalamata is the city’s most visible landmark. Built in the 13th century, the castle still bears the signs of Kalamata’s past splendour and provides magnificent views of the area. To learn more about the history of Kalamata, visit the local museums: the Benakei Archaeological Museum of Kalamata and the Historic and Folcloric Museum.

In the modern centre of Kalamata, Aristomenous, the city’s main street is a mandatory stop. Here the tourist will find a great selection of cafés, restaurants and shops, as well as a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The modern and elegant Kalamta’s music hall, known as Megaro Chorou, currently still under construction, in the near feature will become the venue for one of the most important cultural event of Kalamata - Kalamata Dance Festival

Finally, no visit to Kalamata is complete without experiencing the vibrant night life of the city, concentrated in Kalamata waterfront and the marina area, where a large selection of restaurants, bars and clubs can be found.

Discover Greece in a hire car from Kalamata Airport
Please note that Kalamata is a pedestrian-friendly city and driving in its city centre is not always the best solution for moving around the city itself.

Given the location near major roads however, Kalamata makes a great base for discovering the region. Below are the approximate distances from Kalamata to other cities in Greece:

  • distance from Kalamata to Costa Navarino: 52 km / 32 mi
  • distance from Kalamata to Stoupa: 48 km / 30 mi
  • distance from Kalamata to Killini: 160 km / 100 mi
  • distance from Kalamata to Tripoli (Greece): 78 km / 49 mi
  • distance from Kalamata to Athens: 230 km / 144 mi

Kalamata Airport car hire - cheap car rental Greece
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Published: Friday, June 06 2014
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