It is difficult to describe the cultural wealth and the natural beauty of the Peloponnese, although it may seem exaggerated, this is the reality of the region. This southern peninsula (technically an island connected as a peninsula across the Corinth Canal) seems to have the best of almost all Greek culture.
It has ancient sites that include the Homeric Palaces of Agamemnon in Mycenae and Nestor in Pylos, the best-preserved Greek theater in Epidaurus, and the exuberant sanctuary of Olympia, which hosted the Olympic Games for more than a millennium.
The medieval ruins are also of great relevance, such as the fabulous Venetian, Frankish and Turkish castles of Nafplio, Methoni and ancient Corinth; the curious battle towers and the frescoes of the churches of Mani; and the extraordinarily well-preserved Byzantine enclaves of Mistra and Monemvasia.
Beyond this incredible fusion and variety of cultural monuments, Peloponnese is also an excellent place to relax and stroll. Its beaches, especially along the west coast, are among the best in the country (quiet beaches of great natural beauty and not overcrowded by tourism), and the interior landscape is excellent (dominated by wooded mountains among the most fascinating valleys. A set of beauty difficult to imagine).
On the other hand, the central area of the province of Arcadia has become synonymous with the idyllic classic rural concept justified by its appearance.
Peloponnese reveals more clearly its true character when one venture outside the most traveled places, these are: the ancient cities of the hill of Arcadia like Karitena, Stemnitsa and Dhimitsana; the villages between Mani’s towers like Kitta or Vathia; the beaches of Voidhokilia and Elafonissos in the south; or a trip through the gorge of Vouraikos, which can also be done on the old train rack.
While staying in the Peloponnese region, you will notice that you lose the notion of time while being enchanted by its beauty and charm. Argolida, the area where most ancient history abounds, is only a couple of hours from Athens, where you can take a tour of the main sights in Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus, also visit Nafplio across the sea.
The places of Mistra and Olimpia are also of great interest. In addition, there are the southern peninsulas of Mani and Messenia, as well as the villages of the hill of Arcadia.
If you are thinking of combining Peloponnese with other islands, the islands of the Saronic Gulf or the Ionian Islands are the most convenient. From the Ionian Islands, the island of Kythira has closer access from the southern ports of the Peloponnese.
When in Corinth, don't forget to visit the Canal of Corinth, Ancient Corinth and the Acrocorintos castle, as well as the Hereo de Perachora.
For the Greeks Kalavryta is a city symbol of freedom; an ideal destination for nature lovers throughout the year and an impressive ski resort.
As in a fairy tale, Messenia is a region of contrasts; the bay of Voidokilia, the castle of Koroni, Pylos and the impressive Polilimnio.
Home to one of the most important civilizations of antiquity, Mycenae is the treasure trove of Argolis in Peloponnese.
Also called "Gibraltar of the East", Monemvasia reveals a medieval mystery. A unique destination in Peloponnese that will leave you speechless.
Nafplion, in Peloponnese, a few hours from Athens, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece.
Olympia , the most famous sanctuary in ancient Greece dedicated to Zeus and the birthplace of the most important athletics event of all time, the Olympic Games.
Let yourself be carried away by the wild beauty of the rocks by the sea, discover Mani and its most revealing spots!
The Theatre of Epidaurus, the best preserved with the best acoustics of all the ancient theatres, is one of the best monuments in Peloponnese.