The Messenian Gulf
: Μεσσηνιακος Κόλπος Messiniakos Kolpos
) is a sea that is part of the Ionian Sea
. The gulf covers the Messenia
or Messinia and the southwestern part of Laconia
prefectures. The Taygetus
mountain covers the eastern portion of the gulf and are surrounded by hills, more mountains covers the western part and farmlands which are part of the Pamisos plain surrounds the northern part and the Pamisos River
river flows near the middle. Roads includes encircling the gulf includes the Kalamata-Areopoli Road
which used to be an ancient highway of Kalamata
to the north and the Koroni-Messini Road
to the west. The port of Kalamata is located to the northeast as well as the city of Kalamata. The Dirou Cave
that is famous lies to the southeast.
The gulf boundary are at Venetiko Island to the west and Cape Tenaro to the southeast.
Places by the gulf