In my opinion there are
several ways to really see the
Peloponessos and experience all this region of Greece
has to offer...
- You can rent a car, which
will give you more flexibility. If you are
planning to rent a car and drive from Athens
to Peloponessos check out
Rent-a-Car. They will pick you up at the airport or your
hotel and drive you to the National road and
let you by-pass the notorious Athens traffic.
Great prices and very nice people. See their website at
- You can use a driver
Famous Taxi Driver
who can do one day trips
from Athens or overnight journeys. This will
give you more of an understanding of the area
because he can translate and act as a
host/guide. The more people in your party
contributing to the fare the more of a bargain
he becomes since unlike a tour he charges by
the trip and not by the person. See
You can also use public
transport, which in the case of buses and bus
stations may get tedious, but in the case of
the wonderful little trains would be a joy
depending upon how crowded they are when you
go and whether or not the Greek train system is still in business.
- You can also just
pick one perfect place with clean sea, a nice
stretch of golden sand, some excellent
tavernas and some nightlife and just veg out
and do nothing but enjoy. You can find hotels on Booking.com's Peloponessos Page
- You can do the
various excursions offered at www.greecetravel.com/trekking
For Hotels in the
Peloponessos see Booking.com's Peloponessos Page which has many hotels with descriptions, rates and lots of photos and you can book right away instead of waiting for a reply from a travel agent or hotel.
- For a nice family run hotel in a quiet
seaside village that you won't find in any travel guides stay
with Yannis and Esther at The
Kyfanta. You will need a car.
- For tours, hotels and
transportation in the Peloponesos contact Kostas and
Travel in Athens or Athina
at Fantasy Travel and have a look at their mainland tours.
ferry Vicentzos Kornaros" runs from
Gythion to Kissamos,
every Thursday at 15:00, and from
Gythio to Kissamos every
Thursday at 8:30am and every Sunday at
17:00 to Monemvasia.
Another excellent way to see the Peloponessos is
to start your trip from the Island of Poros. It's
close enough to be in Athens in an hour by
Hydrafoil and it is only a five minute boat ride
to the town of Galati on the Peloponessos.
For more info see
Poros: The Athens
It is really beyond the scope
of this web page to be a guide to the
Peloponessos. It is merely an introduction to the
area based on my experience and I encourage visitors to read up on it
even though you could conceivably wing-it armed
only with a printed out copy of this and those
pages I have provided links to. This is a continuing
work in progress and everytime I go to Greece I take a trip to the Peloponessos
and add something to this page so keep coming back.
For those who
want more information other suggested reading is Patrick
Flight of Ikarus
by Kevin Andrews, both
informative and very entertaining though they
won't be of much help since they were written over
sixty years ago.
Any questions or comments? You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to see my Photos of
More Helpful Sites
Swift Car Rentals, George's Taxi Tours, Hotels, Athens Guide, Travel Agents, Mainland Guides
You can find hotels in the Peloponessos by location, price, whether or not it has a swimming pool, and see photos and reviews by using this link to Booking.com. Excellent prices and many hotels you can book and then cancel with no
cancellation fee. For those who want to book without using a travel agency this is the best way to do it.