Ancient Monuments

Euripides called Messinia “Kallikarpo” (meaning ‘fine fruit’) due to its abundant crystal clear waters, excellent pastures, a cool summer and mild winter. Messinia is mentioned by Homer in the Iliad.

Messinia, which spans across 2,990 square kilometers, continues to be a fertile land with a wonderful climate in the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese. Endless beautiful beaches with sand, pebbles, or rocks, picturesque bays, unique islands and beautiful seaside villages. Further inland, its fertile meadows and quiet villages are nestled in the mountains. A place with a rich history that is evidenced by archaeological sites, castles, towers, Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments (churches and monasteries). Calm nature, “sweet” climate, unique monuments.

Its first inhabitants were the Leleges, who were ruled by Queen Messini. After the descent of the Dorians into the Peloponnese, they invaded Messinia in 743 BC, which marked the start of Messinian Wars. After their defeat by the Spartans, many Messenians fled and settled in a Sicilian town, which they named Messini. The Messenians remained under the sovereignty of the Spartans until 371 BC, while in 146 BC Messini was occupied by the Romans and from 395 AD they suffered attack by Goths, Avars and Slavs. In 1205, Messinia was occupied by the Francs, and was first to take part in the Revolution and was liberated in 1828. The olive cultivation is an ancient tradition in Messinia and in Kalamata and their famous oil is an excellent product. Other products that are produced in the area are figs, raisins, wine, ouzo, raki, mastic, nougat. The Kalamata kerchief.

Archaeological Sites – Monuments:
Significant historical and archaeological sites include Ancient Messene (Ithomi), the Palace of Nestor (Chora), the Neolithic acropolis of Malthi (Dorio), the acropolises at Nichoria and Ancient Aipeia (Petalidi), the palace of early Helladic period and homeric acropolis of Fira (Kalamata), the vaulted (Mycenaean) tombs of Peristeria (Kyparissia), Nestor and Volimidia (Chora), of Thrasymedes (Voidokilia), at the Osmanaga Lagoon (Koryfasio), the archaeological sites at Kaplanis (Akritochori), Metsiki (Ano Psari) and Anthia. The most significant castles are those of Koroni, Methoni, Pylos (Niokastro and Palaionavarino), Kalamata, Zarnata (Stavropigio) Kyparissia, Androussa. Remarkable Byzantine monuments and monasteries include Andromonastiro (Petralona), the monasteries of Voulkanos (Mavrommati), of Dimiovia and Velanidia (Kalamata), of Samarina (Androussa), of Androbevitsa (Stavropigio), of the Saints Konstantinos and Eleni (Kalamata) and Mardakio monastery (Mt. Taygetos).


  • I. The theater of Ancient Messene.
  • II. The Palace of Nestor.
  • III. The monument of the Greeks that fell at the Battle of Sfaktiria.

Why does Diaplasis differ

  • Diaplasis Values


    At Diaplasis we believe that people with mobility problems should be given the opportunity to regain their utmost independence and have the best quality of life. Diaplasis believes that high quality rehabilitation remains its primary goal.


    At Diaplasis we are all committed to providing our patients continuous high services with love and affection at all times.


    At Diaplasis we are all dedicated to a common goal, to providing the best rehabilitation to each of our patients.


    At Diaplasis we are all one loving family. When a new member (patient) is added, he/she will immediately feel surrounded by warmth, caring, interest and love. Not only for as long as he/she is with us, but forever.

  • Patient Experiences

    Through their efforts and special personalized rehabilitation treatments, the patients at Diaplasis have managed to reach their goal and they now raise the bar for their independence even higher.

    Their inner strength gives us the courage to continue our work; Life’s work.

  • Points that differentiate Diaplasis

    It has the most specialized scientific rehabilitation team

    All its therapeutic services are entirely anthropocentric

    It has the most modern and complete medical – rehabilitative equipment

    It is housed in the most modern and functionally designed infrastructures

    It follows and designs the most modern therapeutic methods

    It is stands by its fellow man forever, even after hospitalization

    All its functions are ISO certified (feeding according to HACCP)

    It achieves maximum recovery in the shortest possible time

    The patient is a member

Benefits, in selecting Diaplasis

  • First benefit

    Recovery from injury or illness, implementation of treatment to recover proper function and mobility of the body.

  • Second benefit

    Excellent care and support by qualified physicians and staff to hospitalized patients

  • Third benefit

    Patients are able to accomplish individualized rehabilitation programs, achieving the maximum result.