Blessed with breathtaking natural beauty and unspoiled beaches
Peloponnese holidays are situated on a Peninsula that makes up the most southern part of mainland Greece. Fly into Kalamata airport, North East of the regions central Mani Peninsula.
The Peloponnese remains overlooked as a summer holiday destination and due to its lack of tourist influence, the fantastic Peloponnese manages to retain its authenticity and natural beauty. Superb for those who enjoy history and culture as much as they do relaxing on the beach.
Few Greek islands can offer both elements which is what makes it so unique and truly special. Combining centuries of mythology and history, the ancient town of Olympia boasts fascinating ruins and is the birth place of the Olympics. Visitors marvel at the temple of Zeus, the villa of Nero and the ancient Olympic Stadium which date back to the 5th century BC. A host of ancient Greek and Roman remains are to be seen, Venetian castles and byzantine palaces to explore.
Quick Peloponnese Tips
The currency used in Peloponnese is the Euro
Flying time to Peloponnese from the UK is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes
Greek is the national language of Peloponnese however English is widely spoken
The religion in Peloponnese (and the rest of Greece) is Greek Orthodox
As with all holidays in Greece try some of the fresh local fish or a typical Greek Mezze
Delightful villages and contrasting landscapes
The relaxing laid back town of Tolon is set in a bay with clear blue water overlooking the beautiful sandy beach that runs along from the small fishing harbour to the village. Southwest of the Peloponnese peninsula Chrani, Finikounda and Stoupa are further evidence that unlike other areas in Greece, the Peloponnese has been lucky enough to avoid being inundated with tourist influence. Blessed with some breathtaking natural beauty, holidays to Peloponnese offer beaches that can put many an island to shame. The area combines stunning, unspoiled beaches with crystal clear waters, delightful villages and contrasting landscapes.
There are many attractions and sights to visit whilst on your holidays in Peloponnese. From Tolon you can take a ferry cruise to explore the tranquil southern Saronic Islands, a popular excursion on Peloponnese holidays. In Olympia visit the original Olympic tournament site where it is still to this day, possible to make out the remains of the gymnasium and baths. Another must see will take you to the town of Methoni, here you'll find the 13th century fortress, surrounded on three sides by the sea and the fourth by a moat. Inside the fortress is an entire medieval town and you can literally spend hours wandering around. Book cheap last minute holidays to the Peloponnese at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places To Visit
This area of Greece is full of history, Kalamata is known as the gateway to Olympia which is the original site of the Olympic Games which was held in 776BC.
Stoupa's three beaches and many hidden coves are just some of its main attractions offering warm shallow clear waters where you can jump straight in and try some snorkelling.
Once a small fishing village, Tolon has now grown into a successful tourist resort built around a perfect, sheltered sandy bay and with the shallow sea and fine sandy beach.