Peloponnese is the most popular region of the Greek mainland in terms of tourism. The close distance to Athens, the beautiful resorts and the interesting sightseeing attract many visitors to Peloponnese Greece all year round. Historically, it has been the main field of action for Greece since the prehistoric times. In fact, it hosts the most important archaeological sites of Greece, including Olympia, Epidaurus and Mycenae. Surrounded by sea from all sides, the region provides amazing beaches. The most famous areas include Nafplion, Gythio, Monemvasia and Pylos.
A region with its own life all year round and not only in tourist months, Peloponnese has many interesting towns and lovely villages to visit. Monemvasia is probably the most impressive town of Peloponnese, as it is actually a castle-town carved entirely against a rock and offering breathtaking view to the sea. Nafplion, Gythio and Pylos are lovely places with Medieval architecture and nice beach resorts.
A drive around will also bring you to secluded villages in Mani or in the inland, attracting visitors with their authentic beauty. As the region is also a nice place for winter breaks, Kalavryta and the mountainous villages of Arkadia are the most popular winter destinations. View our travel guide of Peloponnese villages and find information about some of the most beautiful villages of Greece.
Surrounded by sea from all sides, Peloponnese is a place with fabulous beaches and crystal water. The most impressive beaches are found in Elafonissos, a small island with large sandy coves and exotic water. Nice beaches are also Mavrovouni in Gythio, Tolo in Nafplion and Voidokilia in Pylos. A drive around will also bring you to fabulous secluded places to enjoy your privacy. Very few beaches are extremely organized, the majority of the beaches have only few tourist facilities and an adorable relaxing atmosphere.
There are many hotels in Peloponnese, from self-catering apartments to luxurious resorts and boutique hotels. Very tourist developed places are Kalamata, Nafplion, Gythio and Killini, while great holiday destinations are also Monemvasia, Elafonissos and Porto Heli. Here are the accommodations that we suggest in Peloponnese, including hotels, villas and studios.