About Peloponnese and what is around

 

Arriving before, staying longer? Read above a little guide what you can discover around and in Peloponnese.:)

 

Peloponnese is a wonderful region of Greece with a long history and vibrant present.

The cultural riches and natural beauty of the region can hardly be overstated. This southern

peninsula seems to have the best of almost everything Greek!

You will definitely love Peloponnese!

REGION OF ACHAIA

Achaia is one of the most interesting and one of the most beautiful and historic parts of the

Peloponnese. Located in the north-western part, Achaia derived its name from the Achaeans, one of

the four major tribes of Ancient Greece. The area features some of the best beaches and mountains

of the Peloponnese, as well as some of the most beautiful villages and castles.

PATRAS – GREEK SOUL, ITALIAN CHARM

Patras is the biggest city of Peloponnese and third largest town in Greece and has always been

considered to be a gateway to the West. The port town serves ferries to Italy and the Ionian islands.

As it is and it has a large university with thousands of students, Patra has developed a joyful nightlife

network. In summer, people mostly go to seaside clubs near the port but there are many other bars

in the city centre, around the Square of King George and along the streets.

You want to know more: http://www.greece-is.com/patras- closer-than- ever/

OLYMPIA- THE PLACE WHERE OLYMPICS WERE BORN

Olympia has to be one of the most well known places to visit in the whole of Greece and a must-see

attraction on a holiday to the Peloponnese. No visit to the Peloponnese is complete without a visit to

the birthplace of the Olympics and one of the most famous archaeological places in the world. Until

today the Olympic Flame starts its journey in Ancient Olympia to travel through the countries and

announce this global event of peace and athletic spirit.

KALAVRYTA – ENJOY TRADITIONAL GREEK LIFE

Kalavryta is a small mountainous town on the northern side of Peloponnese. Surrounded by beautiful

landscape is a popular winter destination as well.

A visit to the historic town will not be complete unless you taste its local production which consists of

such as tea, aromatic herbs, pasta, jams and spoon sweets made by the local women.

In Kalavryta you will find several taverns and restaurants where you can sit and enjoy traditional

Greek food and coffee.

STROFILIA- STRIP OF A VIBRANT NATURE

This unique ecosystem of great beauty is the perfect example of pristine Greek nature: a pine forest

next to the sand and the deep blue sea.

The forested area and the adjacent Kotychi Lagoon have created a fascinating mosaic of seaside

natural habitats. It is a national park of 22 km² which is part of the Natura 2000 network and is

protected under the Ramsar Convention.

KYLLINI

The large golden beaches of Killini are great for relaxing and a busy touristic harbour connects the

region with the islands Zakynthos and Kefalonia. Numerous hotels, taverns and cafe bars offer all

comforts for a pleasant stay.

ATHENS

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm.

The city has tons to offer in terms of culture, nightlife, and history, and it is no accident that it is

evolving into one of the most happening city-break destinations in Europe.

Download the Official City Guide:

http://www.visitgreece.gr/deployedFiles/StaticFiles/pdf/Athens-Attica_Guide.pdf

ZAKYNTHOS

Zakynthos is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the Ionian Sea. Located south of

Kefalonia, it is world famous for the crystal beaches and the intense nightlife. Navagio Bay is the

most famous beach of island, with the golden sand and the exotic blue waters.

The island combines nature, beaches, relaxation, good food and friendly locals!