There are many reasons to visit Peloponnese, but here’s our top 5:
1. Awesome Archaeology
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, which was initially mentioned by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece, are only some of the archaeological tourist attractions in Peloponnese.
2. Medieval Castles
If you are planing a trip in Peloponnese do not miss to visit and learn about some of the most important Castles in Greek History, like Castle of Monemvasia, Castle of Mystra close to Sparti, Castle of Methoni in Messenia and Caste of Palamidi in Nafplio.
3. Magnificent beaches
Peloponnese has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Peloponnese beaches are characterized for their crystal water and amazing colours. Find out the best beaches: Mavrovouni and Selinitsa in Gytheio, Simos in Elafonissos, Methoni and Koroni in Messinia, Voidokilia in Pylos, Kourouta in Amaliada are some of the most beautiful beaches in Peloponnese and attract plenty of tourists every year.
4. Cycling and Activities
Peloponnese offers beautiful landscape variations and visitors have the chance to see green forests, mountain tops with breathtaking view to the sea, mountainous villages, magnificent beaches and ancient sites on their way. One way to discover this beautiful scenery is by bike. Also, you could combine with other activities like hiking, rafting or sea kayaking.
5. Magical Caves
Three main cave networks in Peloponnese attract both geologists and tourists. Kapsia Cave, Lakes Cave and Diros Cave with their impressive and colourful stalactites is something you should not miss at all!