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.
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 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.
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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!