Peloponnese

Peloponnese at a glance

Peep into a kaleidoscope of Greek wonders. Want wonderful beaches, dramatic scenery and enchanting villages? Want to indulge in chic 21st century luxury or savour the addictive taste of traditional Greece?

How about fantastic castles and haunting places from the pages of ancient history?  Want to chill out in the sun or enjoy the excitement of exploring?  Want all that – and much more?

Then the Peloponnese is for you.  There’s just so much to see and do.

When you cross the bridge over historic Corinth Canal you leave behind mainland Greece and enter the green Peloponnese peninsular with its four fingers reaching out into the aquamarine Aegean and Ionian seas. It has mountains and forests, olive groves and waterfalls, beautiful beaches and secluded coves. 

And it has history – you trip over it wherever you go.

Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Sparta, once a feared warrior state. Corinth, a great city in classical times. Epidavros, a breath-taking theatre built 2,300 years ago and still in use. Magical Mystras, the 13th century Byzantine capital. The towering fortress island of Monemvasia, where medieval buildings have become hotels and shops.    

There are caves to explore, mountains to climb, amazing walks, intriguing towns, fantastic villages and great beaches for swimming, surfing or just having fun.  From the long sands of the Gulf of Corinth to the pretty fishing village of Finikounda, the Peloponnese has a vast choice of beaches.

Relax on the golden sands of Stoupa. Unwind on Zaga Beach beneath picturesque Koroni castle. Enjoy 2.5km of sand and fine shingle at Paralio Astros.  Be spoilt in the peaceful luxury of Costa Navarino, a five-star family resort beside Navarino sand dunes.

There are many reasons why couples, friends and families go back to the Peloponnese time after time.  These are just a few of them because it is simply beautiful.



Where to stay in Peloponnese

Agios Nikolaos, Peloponnese, Greece

Agios Nikolaos

Get back to basics at Agios Nikolaos - the perfect retreat in which to while away your cares.

Chrani, Peloponnese, Greece

Chrani

A peaceful village with unforgettable views across the gulf of the mountainous Mani opposite.

Navarino Bay Peloponnese, Greece

Costa Navarino

A stunning landscape steeped in the inheritance of centuries, Costa Navarino, on the Peloponnese peninsula is a fascinating place to visit.

Kalamata, Peloponnese, Greece

Kalamata

The city is spread out under a castle where the Byzantine church of the Virgin Ypapanti built in 18th century.

Petaldi

Petalidi

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.

Methoni Fortress Messenia Peloponnese, Greece

Pylos

An area of outstanding beauty which combines centuries of mythology and history.

Stoupa, Peloponnese, Greece

Stoupa

Set on the west coast of the Mani peninsula, Stoupa is a charming and peaceful village which comes to life in the summer.




Best Time to Visit Peloponnese

One of Greece’s most popular summer destinations, the Peloponnese delights all year round. If you prefer to avoid the holiday peak, try a spring visit, when hikers and bikers find wild flowers adorning the stunning mountains, often below summits tipped with snow. Choose May to see turtles begin nesting on beaches.



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