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Travel Guide to the Peloponnese – Greece

The large peninsula of the Peloponnese (or Peloponnesus) occupies the most southern part of mainland Greece, meeting the Ionian Sea in the west and the Aegean Sea in the east. The peninsula has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Its modern name derives from ancient Greek mythology, from the legend of the hero Pelops who was said to have conquered the entire region. The name Peloponnese means “island of Pelops”.

The Peloponnese is a whole world in one piece of land. Such a diverse, rich and friendly land can be found nowhere else on earth. Travellers who have already been here, know. So don’t take our word for it, find one such traveller and ask him. The answer will be first a glimmer in the eyes and then a silent answer, like revealing a secret: “Yes, The Peloponnese will touch your soul, you should go and visit..”

  • Cultural excursions
  • Agrotourism (seasonal harvest activities etc)
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding tours
  • Cooking classes
  • Greek dancing sessions
  • Road or mountain biking
  • Sea Kayak
  • Day Sailing & dolphin watching
  • Cycling wine tours in Nemea
  • Photo safari
  • Kite surfing / Windsurfing
  • Wellness treatments
  • Skiing
  • Bird-watching
  • Nordic walking
  • Tennis
  • Archery
  • Qigong or Yoga classes
  • Aromatherapy Workshop
  • Didgeridoo workshops

 

Top things to do in The Peloponnese – Lonely Planet list

It is one of the most beautiful, naturally diverse and certainly the most historic country-side of Europe. Since antiquity it was the “Apple of Discord” for all conquerors who have passed through Greece. It was here from where the Olympic Games originated, here where ancient drama and theatre flourished, here where the Spartans stopped the Persian war expedition towards Europe and here where the Greek revolution for freedom against the 400-year Turkish occupancy started.


Προβολή μεγαλύτερου χάρτη

You can reach the Peloponnese either via Athens, Araxos (Patras) or Kalamata (flying option) or via Patras (boat from Italy option). After you arrive in Athens, Kalamata or Patras there are daily bus connections to your specific destination in the Peloponnese.

You may book your flight to the airports of Athens (ATH), Araxos (GPA) or Kalamata (KLX) using the search engine form below:

 
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