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Holidays In Petalidi

Petalidi Holidays at a Glance

Petalidi lies west of Kalamata and Stoupa. It takes just under two hours to drive from Stoupa to arrive at the small town of Petalidi. This peaceful town sits on a bay and has its own fishing harbour. Petalidi also boasts sandy/pebbly beaches with shallow waters.

Car hire is definitely recommended for those seeking to venture further than Petalidi as this town does make a good base from which to explore the Peloponnese.

Who goes to Petalidi?
Couples seeking a quiet retreat. Families with young children - especially when staying at the Sunrise Village Beach Hotel which offers plenty of organized activities for all. 



Key Facts - Petalidi

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)

Greece is overflowing with attractive holiday destinations but the Peloponnese is a spectacular area of its very own significance.

Holidays in the Peloponnese can cater for a large variety of interests, with breathtaking beaches, welcoming villages and sites of global archaeological significance. This spectacular peninsula attracts tourists on holiday from all corners of the globe. So whether you're hoping to spend your Greek holiday devouring olives and ouzo or you're eager to witness the ruins of Ancient Olympia in the flesh, holidays in the Peloponnese could offer you much more than you expect.

Making the most of your Peloponnese holidays

The outstanding beauty of the Peloponnese means that it has been enjoyed by Greeks on holiday for centuries. To view a piece of global history firsthand, travel north west to Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympics, to see where it all began. The historic city of Sparta - which still has a population of 10, 000 people - is another gem of the Peloponnese, with many ancient relics that tourists can visit.

If you'd like to spend some of your holiday in the Peloponnese working on your tan, head towards the Mani peninsular, where you'll be able to bask in the sunshine on golden beaches that are virtually untouched by the commercial pressures of global tourism.

You'll also find some of the best food in Greece in the Peloponnese during your holiday; visit Kalamata to sample some of the regions famous olives, or find a restaurant along the seafront to fill your belly to its fullest.

  • The ancient town of Olympia
  • Mountain villages
  • The caves of Diros
  • 13th Century fortress in the town of Methoni. Hours can be spent strolling the medieval town inside the fortress.
  • Pylos Town, known to be one of the most attractive coastal villages in Greece.
  • The international festival of Ancient Olympia takes place in July and August.
  • The ancient town of Olympia
  • Mountain villages
  • The caves of Diros
  • 13th Century fortress in the town of Methoni. Hours can be spent strolling the medieval town inside the fortress.
  • Pylos Town, known to be one of the most attractive coastal villages in Greece.
  • The international festival of Ancient Olympia takes place in July and August.
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing - located in Finikounda.

Eating/Drinking During Petalidi Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Petalidi Holidays

Car hire is definitely recommended for those seeking to venture further than Petalidi as this town does make a good base from which to explore the Peloponnese.

Petalidi Holidays Shopping

Kalamata black olives and very good quality olive oil, including organic oil, which is available to buy in Stoupa and the surrounding villages.

Olive oil soap, local honey, etc.

There is a monastery in Kalamata where the nuns produce silk, and you can buy silk scarves made in the city of Kalamata.

Antique pottery, jewellery from the 1950s. Found in the village of Kardamili (antique shops), and also in Stoupa and Kardamili (souvenir shops).

Beautiful coloured glass lamps in a traditional style are sold in Kardamili.

Holidays in Petalidi - Beaches

  • Stoupa and Kalogria beach where the golden sandy beach with beach bars play everything from classical to Sinatra (located in the Stoupa area).

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Peloponnese 19 24 28 31 31 28 23
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Peloponnese 8 9 11 12 12 9 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

 Peloponnese Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

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