Peloponnese, in Greece, is a geographical area of mainland Greece, located on the southern side of the country. This region could be described as an island connected to the mainland in two spots: the Corinth Canal and the Bridge of Rio Antirio.
Peloponnese with its gulfs in Korinthos, Patras, Saronic, Messinia, Argolida and Laconia looks like a plane tree leaf and that is why it was formerly called “Morias”. It has dry climate on the east, cold, snow and rich vegetation in its central and mountainous parts and rain and heat on the west.
Peloponnese is the most popular region of the Greek mainland in terms of tourism. The close distance to Athens, the beautiful resorts and the interesting sightseeing attract many visitors to Peloponnese Greece all year round. Historically, it has been the main field of action for Greece since the prehistoric times. In fact, it hosts the most important archaeological sites of Greece, including Olympia, Epidaurus and Mycenae. Surrounded by sea from all sides, the region provides amazing beaches. The most famous areas include Nafplion, Gythio, Monemvasia and Pylos are lovely places with Medieval architecture and nice beach resorts.
Located on the southern side of the country, Peloponnese is the most popular region of the Greek mainland. This place, that geographically has the shape of a plane tree leaf, has many famous archaeological sites, seaside places, gorgeous beaches, castles and ski centers. In one word, it has everything for all season trips. Discover our Peloponnese and find out some of the best holiday destinations in Greece.
A region with its own life all year round and not only in tourist months, Peloponnese has many interesting towns and lovely villages to visit. Monemvasia is probably the most impressive town of Peloponnese, as it is actually a castle-town carved entirely against a rock and offering breathtaking view to the sea. Nafplion, Gythio and Pylos are lovely places with Medieval architecture and nice beach resorts.
A drive around will also bring you to secluded villages in Mani or in the inland, attracting visitors with their authentic beauty. As the region is also a nice place for winter breaks, Kalavryta and the mountainous villages of Arkadia are the most popular winter destinations.
Surrounded by sea from all sides, Peloponnese is a place with fabulous beaches and crystal water. The most impressive beaches are found in Elafonissos, a small island with large sandy coves and exotic water. Nice beaches are also Mavrovouni in Gythio, Tolo in Nafplion and Voidokilia in Pylos. Very few beaches are extremely organized, the majority of the beaches have only few tourist facilities and an adorable relaxing atmosphere.