You definitely get more than you can eat in Greece. In fact, the Greek people seem to be obsessed with making sure you have something to eat. If we only order coffee, we are given some small pastries. If you order ouzo, you get chips or nuts or both! Last night we went to a cafe to have some wine (and use the Internet connection) and we were served cheese and crackers as well.
The Greeks declared independence from the Turks on March 23, 1821 at this small 14th century church in Kalamata.
This old Kalamata castle has exchanged hands many times since 1205 when it's existence was mentioned in a Frankish general's journal. The Turks and the Venetians fought over Kalamata at least twice.
In the central square this monument depicts the Fathers of Independence beneath Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom.
Tomorrow we ride to Koroni.