Important monuments and archaeological sites, unique settlements, picturesque towns and charming castles, as well as natural beauties such as mountains and forests, rivers and caves, beautiful beaches with rocky and lacy coast make the Peloponnese an ideal holiday destination.

Peloponnese is the largest peninsula in Greece. It is located south of the continental part of the country and is connected to Central Greece through a narrow strip of land, the Corinth Canal.

In addition, since 2004 the Rio-Antirrio Bridge connects the Peloponnese with Central Greece and the rest of the mainland. It is a historic cradle of Hellenism and has been inhabited since prehistoric times. It was the theater of most of the war conflicts that took place in the Greek world with top examples of the Peloponnesian War and the Greek Revolution, and experienced various conquerors such as Romans, Franks, Ottomans and others.

Monuments from every period of its rich history, great archaeological sites such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Tiryns, Byzantine churches, unique settlements and charming castles, along with natural beauties, magnetize a number of tourists from all over the world by any means to make an excursion around the Peloponnese peninsula.

Let’s make a lightning trip to the most interesting parts of the magnificent coastline of the Peloponnese…

Vouliagmenis lake
Simos Beach
Patras-Port
Rio-Antirio bridge
Olimpia Filip Temple
Pegasus - the symbol of New Corinth
Mani Peninsula
Mystras-Metropolis
Methoni Castle
Monemvasia
Nafplio
Lions Gate-Mycenae
Epidauros
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Archaeological Museum of Patras
Corinthe Canal
Apollo Temple in Delphi

How to get to Peloponnese

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Get in

  • From Athens, by car or bus; having a car allows occasional stops that are worth along the way to most parts of Peloponnese. Nafplio is a 2hr ride, Sparta about 4hrs, Patras about 2,5, Kalamata about 3 hr 45 mins (3 hrs on the nonstop express bus).
  • From Athens, by train, using a suburban train, running from Athens International Airport all along the north route to Kiato and even Patras through a local train correspondence.
  • From Piraeus port, through a ferry, to the Saronic islands of Poros or Hydra or Spetses. For accesing the mainland using the same ferry one can get off at the port of Methana or Galatas(through Poros town) or Costa. There are car rental agencies also there.
  • From Athens International Airport, by plane, to Kalamata. Aegean Airlines operate a daily service.
  • From Western Greece / Ipeiros to Patras through the Trikoupis bridge (Rio – Antirio).
  • From / To the port of Patras there many ferries daily from / to Italy.

Get around

Usually car or KTEL bus. If timetable is convenient, the train can sometimes offer a comfortable and cheaper alternative. Presently cancelled for all lines, except for the north line Athens to Kiato to Patras.

International Airport of Kalamata Information: www.hcaa.gr

National Airport of Araxos Information: www.hcaa.gr

Bus Information for Argolida: www.ktelargolida.gr

Bus Information for Arcadia: www.ktelarkadias.gr

Bus Information for Corinth:: www.ktelkorinthias.gr 

Bus Information for Laconia: www.ktel-lakonias.gr

Bus Information for Messenia: www.ktelmessinias.gr

Port of Patras Information: www.patrasport.gr

Train Information: www.ose.gr

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Peloponnese Attractions

Acrocorinto - Ακροκόρινθος

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Acrocorinth (Greek: Ακροκόρινθος), "Upper Corinth", the acropolis of ancient Corinth, is a monolithic rock overseeing the ancient city of Corinth, Greece. It is the most impressive of the acropoleis of mainland Greece.
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Archaeological Museum Nafplio

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The Archaeological Museum is accommodated in the imposing in size as well as strict in symmetry, stone-built Venetian structure which covers and encases the central, Syntagma Square. The museum's most exquisite piece of archaeological finds still remains to be the Bronze Suit Armor of Dendra region.
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Ancient Corinth

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The famous and imposing, even today, archaic temple of Apollo, with the monolithic Doric columns, of which the seven remain standing in a privileged position above the market disasters.
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Apollo Temple in Delphi

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It is the most important monument that is preserved from the sanctuary of Apollo located in Delphi. According to the legend, it was erected at the same place as the past of the mythical temples of Apollo, which according to the period were made of laurel branches, beeswax and copper.
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Delphi - Δελφοί

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Delphi is famous as the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. Moreover, the Greeks considered Delphi the navel (or centre) of the world, as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi.
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Temple of Zeus Nemea

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Nemea is an ancient site in the northeastern part of the Peloponnese. Here in Greek mythology Heracles overcame the Nemean Lion of the Lady Hera, and here during Antiquity the Nemean Games were played, in three sequence, ending about 235 BCE, celebrated in the eleven Nemean odes of Pindar.
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Archaeological Museum of Patras

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It houses collections about the history of Patras and the surrounding area from prehistory to the end of Roman times. In all sections of the museum, there are projectors showing optical informative material, depending on the items exhibited.
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Corinth Canal Greece

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The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland
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Epidaurus - Επίδαυρος

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The ancient theatre of Epidaurus was designed by Polykleitos the Younger in the 4th century BC. It seats up to 14,000 people.The theatre is admired for its exceptional acoustics.
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Lions Gate Mycenae

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The Lion Gate is the sole surviving monumental piece of Mycenaean sculpture,as well as the largest sculpture in the prehistoric Aegean.
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Mani - Μάνη

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In Mani there are countless stone towers, 7 castles, plenty of archaeological sites, Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches with excellent hagiographies. In the area are 98 of the 118 traditional settlements of the Peloponnese, along with many caverns, canteens and gorges for hikers.
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Vouliagmenis Lake

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Lake Vouliagmeni is a lagoon located 16 kilometers northwest of Loutraki, very close to the archaeological site of Heraion and the settlement of Perachora.
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Monemvasia Castle

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Monemvasia is one of the most important medieval fortress-cities of Greece. It is also one of the most beautiful castles in the world. The town and fortress were founded in 583, during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Mauricius, by people seeking refuge from the Slavic and the Avaric invasion of Greece.
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Mystras Metropolis

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Mystras, the best preserved example of medieval walled town in the Greece, is today a standing ghost city that fascinates the modern traveler with its castle, churches and the palatial complex of the ruling Byzantine dynasty.
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Nafplio - Ναύπλιο

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Nafplio was the second capital of newly formed Greece after Misologgi until the capital eventually became Athens. It is an historical city due to its meaning to the Greek Revolution. It has a fantastic centre with small neoclassical historical houses, squares and churches.
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Patras - Πάτρα

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Patras is Greece's third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese, 215 km (134 mi) west of Athens. The Rio-Antirio bridge connects Patras' easternmost suburb of Rio to the town of Antirrio, connecting the Peloponnese peninsula with mainland Greece.
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Rio-Antirio bridge

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The Rio–Antirrio Bridge, is one of the world's longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges and longest of the fully suspended type. It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece by road.
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Simos Beach

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Treasury of Atreus

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The Treasury of Atreus or Tomb of Agamemnon is a large tomb on the Panagitsa Hill at Mycenae, Greece, constructed during the Bronze Age around 1250 BC.
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Voidokilia Beach

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Voidokilia Beach is a popular beach in Messinia in the Mediterranean area.
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