Make a holiday rental home or villa in Paralia Tirou, Greece your home away from home
Paralia Tirou (often listed in guide books as Paralia Tyrou or Tyros) is a coastal resort in the Arcadia region of the Peloponnese, Greece, 70km from the capital of the region, Tripoli. Despite having two great beaches, glorious sunny weather and good amenities, Paralia Tirou is far from an over-run tourist resort. The town retains its traditional way of life, and is perfect for a relaxing beach break.
Things to do in Paralia Tirou, Greece
The beach is the main draw for visitors to Paralia Tirou, and allows visitors to relax in the Greek sunshine whilst taking in the backdrop of mountains and greenery. If you look closely enough you may even be able to see farmers going about their daily duties and tending to their land with the aid of donkeys. Swimming and water sports can be enjoyed in the clean waters, which remain warm for a large proportion of the year. There are actually two beaches in the area; the sandy stretch at Tirou and an arguably even more beautiful offering at nearby Tigani.
The town centre is unspoilt and traditional, but still has a good selection of amenities and facilities that will keep all but the most fussy of self-caterers happy. Tavernas, shops, small supermarkets, a post office, a bank and even an internet cafe are some of the facilities on offer, and will provide you with ample opportunity to stock up on fresh produce and local wines to prepare your evening meal with when you return to your Paralia Tyrou apartment.
Places to visit on holiday in Paralia Tirou, Greece
Paralia Tirou is in a secluded location on the east coast, but the use of a hire car will allow you to get out and explore the remainder of the Arcadia area. Tripoli is the capital of the prefecture, and can be reached in just over an hour, as it is 70km away. Xiropiagado is closer to home at 41km, and is another relaxed seaside resort that makes the most of the fine scenery, fantastic weather and great beaches that this part of Greece has to offer.
Weather in Paralia Tirou, Greece
The weather in Paralia Tirou is at its finest between June and September, when the days and long and sunny, and the mercury is often seen above the 30C mark. Although autumn and winter temperatures drop significantly, the 10-12C average is still mild and pleasant enough to enjoy outdoor activities.
Flights to Paralia Tirou, Greece
At 150km away, Kalamata International Airport (KLX) is the nearest airport that receives international flights from the UK; through British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways, amongst others. Bear in mind, however, that many of these flights involve a change of plane at Athens International Airport.