(Greek: Κυπαρισσία) is a town and a former
municipality in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece. Since
the 2011 local government reform it is part of the
municipality Trifylia, of which it is the seat and a
municipal unit. The town proper has around 5,708
inhabitants. The town is located on Greek National
Road 9, halfway between Pyrgos and Methoni. It is
located approximately 65 km south of Pyrgos, 67 km
west of Kalamata via the highway and approximately
16 km south of the Neda River.
The city centre is adjacent to the train tracks.
Kyparissia has the southwesternmost railway station
in Greece, the southwestern terminus of the OSE
railway line. The railroad station has a freight
yard with a length of around 500 m.
It is also an agricultural trade centre. Olive
growing dominates the local agriculture; the town is
almost surrounded by olive groves and trees and
mixed farming. Forests including cypresses and pines
lie to its east.
There is an acropolis and a fortress built during
the Frankish period.
Kyparissia has churches, a hospital, schools,
lyceums, a gymnasium, banks, churches including Agia
Triada, a post office, squares and beaches
Downtown is nearly 200 m from the shoreline of the
Ionian Sea, which includes the nearby Gulf of
Kyparissia (Kyparissiakos Kolpos), and west of the
nearest mountains. The town has a port to the
northwest in the bay; its barriers are almost shaped
like the letter G, but the southwest barrier runs to
the northwest from the point. The port is mainly
used for cargo purposes and has no ferry services.
The shoreline features sea turtles, Caretta caretta.
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