The Peloponnese, the most southerly point region of Greece stands out among Mediterranean holiday destinations as a location with something to suit all travellers. It is a mythical, rugged land, covered in mountains, where the air is filled with the aroma of the Mediterranean and the sounds of local music.
Holidays to the Peloponnese are such a great option for mixed parties as there is hugely diverse amount of activities, culture and points of interest on offer to enjoy. Hill walking, mountain biking, car or cycle touring, ancient ruins, sailing, yachting and glorious beaches are all found in close proximity to a villa in the Peloponnese, all presented in some of the most scenic landscapes in Greece. The more discerning holiday makers will take full advantage of the range of activities, sites and cultural activities by using the flexibility and freedom of a private property rental in the Peloponnese.
Some of the best beaches in Greece are in the Peloponnese. The beach at Messenia is particularly well loved by both locals and tourists alike, but there are also many secluded beaches to sunbathe on in the region too.
The ancient ruins of Olympia, Palace of Agamemnon in Mycenae and the Theatre of Epidravos are all within easy distance of an apartment in the Peloponnese, and are well worth visiting if you have the chance.
The cuisine of the Peloponnese is fantastic, and dining in one of the famous tavernas or kafeneios will not only allow you to try authentic Greek food, based on freshly harvested olives, tomatoes and seafood, washed down with Ouzo, but you can also test your rhythm in an impromptu Kalamatiano dance circle.
Nafplion is known as one of the most romantic holiday destinations on the Argolic Gulf. The beautiful Venetian architecture is overshadowed by the domineering fortresses which guard Nafplio’s coast. Of the three main fortresses, the Palamidi Fortress is the most impressive and is certainly worth investigation when staying in any of the accommodation in the Peloponnese.
The Taygetus and Parnon Mountains are stunning regions, and those looking to explore the natural habitats, nature and beautiful landscapes of the Peloponnese, are an essential destination. There are a range of well marked walking and cycling trails, and jeep hire available for off-roading.
Many travellers staying in villas in the Peloponnese fly from the UK direct to Athens International Airport (ATH), and then catch a bus to Nafplio, Mycenae or Corinth, depending on the location of their holiday accommodation.