The Benaki Museum is located in the historic centre of Kalamata and is one of the most remarkable buildings in the city. The architecture has Venetian influences and is home to a rich collection of antiques from various regions of Messinia, which date from the Bronze Age through to the Roman era. At the same time it has rich visual materials (maps, models, reproductions, photographs) that enlighten visitors on the Messinian culture.
The building was built in 1742 during the Turkish occupation and has been associated with major events of the era. The building was bequeathed in 1962 to the Archaeological Service by the heirs of Anthony Benaki, in accordance with his wishes, and since 1971 has been a museum.
Daily: 08.30 – 15.00
Papazoglou 6, Kalamata
Tel: 27210 26209