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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.

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Where to stay in Peloponnese

Chrani, Peloponnese, Greece

Chrani

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

Kalamata, Peloponnese, Greece

Kalamata

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

Porto Heli

Porto Heli

Sometimes referred to as the 'Greek Riviera', Porto Heli is a cosmopolitan resort in the Peloponnese region and is one of the most luxurious destinations in Greece.

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.

Messinia

Messinia

Nestled in the southwestern Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, Messinia enthralls visitors with its stunning beaches, historic sites, and lush landscapes. From the ancient ruins to the golden shores, Messinia offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cult…

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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