The small village of Kakaletri is located at the northeastern end of the prefecture of Messenia, on the border with the prefectures of Ilia and Arcadia. Specifically, it is built on a verdant slope, at an altitude of 700 metres, above the Neda River valley. It has approximately 50 permanent residents.
Near the village, there are the Neda springs, which spring from a rock in the neighbouring Petra village, in the Anastasis (Resurrection) church. Walking next to the river, in a northerly direction and for about 3 kilometres, you will find the small stone church of Panagia (the Virgin Mary), at the base of which there is a spring. Visitors will find a landscaped recreation area with benches and plenty of coolness from the dense vegetation in the church courtyard.
To the south of the village, remains of fortifications and a settlement have been found. It is believed that the citadel of ancient Hera, the city founded by the rebellious Messenians, led by Aristomenes, was located there. Finally, not far from Kakaletri is the temple of Epicurious Apollo - one of the most important and imposing temples of antiquity.