Kalogria beach is 6.5 kilometres from Kardamyli and 40 kilometres from Kalamata. It is the most famous and busiest beach in West Mani. The characteristic of the beach is its clear blue, shallow (yet cold) waters with the underwater springs with Taygetus water that always keep it clean. On the organised beach with fine white sand, the visitor can find taverns and bars, while there is the possibility for water sports, as well as the rental of sea bikes and canoes.
Nikos Kazantzakis and Alexis Zorbas lived on the beach of Kalogria for two years (1917-1919), where the former wrote the excellent novel "Life and State of Alexis Zorbas". For this reason, the beach is also known as "Zorba's beach". At its northern end is the house where the two men lived, while at its southern end, "the cave of Kazantzakis" stands out, where the writer found refuge to read and write. The visitor can reach the cave either by swimming or by boat.