There are many reasons to visit Greece’s Peloponnese Peninsula, but here are the TOP 5 as shared by our operator partner, Arcas Travel, based in Greece. Don’t want to read? Scroll to the video at the bottom!
1. Awesome Archaeology
There are a handful of archaeological tourist attractions in the Peloponnese….
- Ancient Olympia, where the Olympic Games were born
- Epidaurus, the medical centre of antiquity that Asclepius had founded with the famous ancient theatre
- Mycenae – the kingdom of Agamemnon initially mentioned by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial center of the Late Bronze Age in Greece
Just kidding! These are just a few of numerous archaeological attractions. We’ll leave the rest for you to discover!
2. Medieval Castles
Castle of Monemvasia, Castle of Mystra close to Sparti, Castle of Methoni in Messenia and Castle of Palamidi in Nafplio.
3. Magnificent beaches
The Peloponnese has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Characterized by their crystal water and amazing colors. We recommend the (best) beaches: Mavrovouni and Selinitsa in Gytheio, Simos in Elafonissos, Methoni and Koroni in Messinia, Voidokilia in Pylos, and Kourouta in Amaliada. You’ll have to visit in person for the local’s secret spot recommendations!
4. Cycling and Activities
The Peloponnese offers beautiful landscape variations and cyclists have the chance to see green forests, mountain tops with breathtaking views to the sea, mountainous villages, magnificent beaches, and ancient sites on their way. You could combine cycling and other activities like hiking, rafting or sea kayaking.
5. Magical Caves
There are three main cave networks in Peloponnese attracting both geologists and tourists. Kapsia Cave, Lakes Cave, and Diros Cave with their impressive and colorful stalactites are not to be missed!