Kalamata is the greenest Greek city - with a population of over 50,000- according to the European Environment Agency report on "Who benefits from green in cities?" "Social inequalities in access to urban green areas in the European Union."
The report includes cities of 38 European countries, which were measured using images from the European satellite "Copernicus". The results showed the percentage of the area of cities seen from above green because of the trees.
The report includes nine Greek cities classified according to the percentage of their urban areas covered by trees:
- Kalamata 54.4% (green at 23.2 out of 42.6 sq. Km.)
- Kavala 44.6% (green at 16.7 out of 37.5 sq. Km.)
- Patra 36% (green at 20.8 out of 57.7 sq. Km.)
- Heraklion 17.2% (green in 8.9 of the 52 sq. Km.)
- Ioannina 14.9% (green in 2.3 of the 15.5 sq. Km.)
- Athens 10.8% (green at 4.2 out of 39 sq. Km.)
- Thessaloniki 9.6% (green at 1.8 out of 19.2 sq. Km.)
- Larissa with 5.5% (green at 4.9 out of 88.3 sq. Km.)
- Volos with 4.9% (green at 1.3 from 27 sq. Km.)
The average percentage in the EU is 30%, with the highest coverage rates being in Norway (Oslo 72%, highest) and Finland, while the lowest in Malta, Iceland and Cyprus (Nicosia 4%, lowest).
In addition, Kalamata is one of the sunniest cities in Europe, with mild temperatures and a pleasant Mediterranean climate. In recent years, it has become the most sought after Greek destination, both by Europeans and by visitors from all over the world.
Kalamata Mediterranean Villas, are an ideal accommodation choice for guests looking for moments of relaxation, comfort and luxurious accommodation, in the capital of Messinia Kalamata, with family, friends & company, creating a life experience.
These are luxury villas with gardens, built in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city of Kalamata. They were designed & redeveloped with emphasis on modern Mediterranean architecture, with their operation is based exclusively on "green energy", in order to leave a minimal energy footprint in the environment. Guests of the villas can enjoy the Mediterranean private gardens of the villas, where they will find fruit trees (lemon, orange, mandarin and pomegranate), all the aromatic plants of Taygetus, as well as a wide variety of cactus of the Messinian land. In the gardens there are wooden tables with comfortable armchairs where guests can relax and enjoy their morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and meals.