Kalamata is a remarkably cultural and vibrant city. The traditional Messenian cuisine is present everywhere and at the same time the city has evolved into a gastronomic destination for every preference.
The Municipality Food Market offers fresh, local products at very affordable prices. Street food is made fresh all day and in some cases all night, with a traditional cheese pie for 1€ or a souvlaki pita at only 2.50€
Apart from the endless choices the University lounge offers three course meals for 2.50€ twice a day, for lunch and dinner. The meals include fresh seasonal salads, vegetarian dishes, traditional Messenian dishes, fruit and desserts, all in the frame of a balanced Mediterranean menu. The campus is situated in the north east part of the city with neighboring municipal sports facilities that can be used after registration with the University student card. Small coffee shops can be found around campus also offering affordable light fresh meals and juices as well as three super markets within walking distance, from two to five minutes.