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The Peloponnesos

Peloponessos, Plaka Beach

The Peloponnese: Heart and Soul of Greece

As many people who travel to Greece year after year will tell you, the Peloponnesos is their favorite part of Greece, the most authentic part of the country, and you could spend a lifetime exploring it and still not see it all.

When most people think of holidays in Greece they think of the Greek islands. But lost in the commotion over Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes and Corfu is the fact that some of the most beautiful and interesting areas in Greece are not on the islands, but on the mainland, in particular the Peloponnesos aka the Peloponnese Peninsula. From Myceneae to Sparta to Mistra to Olympia, the Peloponnesos has seen its share of history. This is where Paris stole Helen from King Menelaous and where Agamemnon set forth with his ships to Troy. It is a land of rugged mountains, green valleys, the ancient games of Olympia, and a coastline with some of the best beaches in Greece. What follows is a Guide to the different regions of the Peloponnessos.

Peloponnesos Index

Ancient Myceneae, Greece
Corinth & the Argolis

The Mani
Laconia & the Mani

Messinia, Peloponessos

Leonidio, Arkadia

Patras ferry

Ancient Olympia
Eleia & Olympia

Photo Albums

Kyparissi, Peloponessos
Helpful Info

Nafplio, Peloponessos

Mistras, Peloponessos

Githio, Peloponessos

Diros Caves, Peloponessos
Diros Caves

Nemea, Temple of Zeus

Ancient Olympia

Leonidio, Arkadia

Monemvasia, Peloponessos


Ancient Corinth
Footsteps of St Paul

Corinth Canal
Argolis with George

Tyros Arkadia

Grande Bretagne Hotel, Nafplio
Peloponnesos Hotels

Castle Villa, Peloponnesos
Homes and Villas

Nafplion Hotel
Nafplion Hotels

Peloponese Village
Itinerary Suggestions



Wine Tour, Nemea
Wine Tour of Nemea

Ancient Corinth
Ancient and Acrocorinth

Kyparissi, Lakonia

Kalavrita train

Elafonissos, Greece

Stoupa, Peloponessos

Ancient Asine
Ancient Asine

Modern Corinth
Modern Corinth

Argolis Hotels

Corinth/Loutraki Hotels

Kalamata, Peloponessos

Katakolon Cruise Ship

The Outer Mani
The Outer Mani

The Mani
The Deep Mani

Sparta, Peloponessos

Kosmas Arkadia

Tolon, Greece

Andritsaina, Peloponese


Theater of Epidauros

Nea & Palaio Epidavros

Methana, Greece
Spas of Methana

Troezon, Peloponnesos
Troezon (Troizina)

Loutraki, Greece

Poros Island, Greece
Poros Island

Driving Tips

Ancient Olympia
Seniors Mainland Tour

Corinth Canal
Corinth Canal & Isthmia

Nafplion Daytrip

Nafplion Tour
Nafplion Guided Tours

George the famous taxi driver
Taxi Tours

Peloponessos 1963
60's Photos

Geraka, Peloponnesos

Rental Cars
Car Rentals

Myceneae Lions
1 Day Myceneae/Epidavros

Corinth Canal
Half Day Corinth Tour

2 Day Myceneae/Epidavros

Olympia, Greece
3 Day Classical Tour

Ancient Olympia
Artemis Winter Program

Epidavros, Greece
4 Day Classical Tour

Nafplio, Greece
5 Day Classical Tour

Nafplio-Tolon, Greece
7 Day Grand Tour

See Fantasy Travel's Along the Peloponnesian Coast, a 12 day self-guided tour that features the most important archaeological and historical sites in the Peloponnesos as well as the beautiful islands of Spetses and Elefonissos.

Olive Grove Tour & Tasting!
Sessions run Thursdays to Sundays, April to October

You're invited! Join us in our olive garden, surrounded by nature, tradition and culture! This is a fun, relaxing and informative tour about olive oil starting with a casual walk across our family olive grove and the olive trees that produce the rare Manaki variety.  We will talk about the olive tree, the olive oil lifecycle, culture, history, myths and legends of olive oil! At the end of our walk, an olive oil tasting awaits you, led by an Olive Oil Sommelier; an experience that will change the way you see olive oil and will introduce you to a new world! 

A unique experience just one hour from Athens! 
Whether you're a city dweller or an adventurer, this tasting is made for you!

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If you need help putting together an itinerary that includes the Peloponnesos or any of the Greek Islands try using my Create-an-itinerary Form which allows you to choose the places you want to go, the types of hotels and transportation and get a price back from a travel agent, with no obligation to buy.

Visit Matt's new page The Best Hotels in the Peloponnesos where he has done the hard work of finding the best hotels so all you need to do is fine one you like in the location you are visiting. Also check Matt's Book Peloponnesos Hotels Directly page.

If you have questions you can e-mail Matt

Footsteps of St Paul visits the most important Christian sites in the Peloponnesos, Greek mainland and the islands. Also George the Famous Taxi Driver's Multi Day Tours and Private Day Trips feature the Peloponnesos. Banner
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