In this article we will show you the beautiful places and beaches you can discover during your holiday on the Peloponnese peninsula.
When Is the Best Time to Travel to Peloponnese?
As in the rest of Greece, mild to hot temperatures can be expected all year round on the southern peninsula of Peloponnese. The winter months are mild, but the season is over and therefore only a few hotels and accommodations are available. The summer months, on the other hand, are hot, perfect for bathing and offer a wide range of leisure and accommodation options. However, Peloponnese is also very pleasant in autumn or spring. Shortly before or after the season you can expect both few tourists and pleasant temperatures. Perfect to simply enjoy the Greek idyll!
Which Are the Most Beautiful Places on Peloponnese?
Kalamata in the south of the peninsula is the capital of the Messinia region and offers a lot of fun especially during summer. For a city tour, you don't need more than just good footwear, sun protection and some money. Charming coffee houses are scattered all over Kalamata and invite you to stay and simply enjoy the atmosphere. But also those who like to turn night into day get their money's worth in Kalamata. In addition to the numerous possibilities for going out in the city centre, you will find a lot of bars and trendy taverns on the never-ending beach.
The harbour town of Nafplio attracts with a beautiful fortress, a promenade that invites you to take a stroll and of course with excellent taverns. Nafplio is situated on a headland surrounded by rocks and captivates with its wild nature, but also with a magnificent view of the open sea. If you are looking for the best view over the city and sea, we recommend the Palamidi fortress. Although the way to the fortress is a little steep, the effort is certainly worthwhile.
Surrounded by enormous rocks, the medieval town of Monemvasia is located in the southeast of the Peloponnese peninsula. From Byzantine churches to picturesque alleys - Monemvasia is a very special piece of Greece and convinces with its romantic and at the same time mysterious atmosphere. Must-Sees during a trip to Monemvasia are the castle, the old town and the upper town. The latter is a ruin that towers high above the city and provides the best view of the old town, the sea and the bay. Those who need a refreshment can simply follow the old city wall to the sea and jump into the water at the beach of Monemvasia.
In the east of the peninsula you will find something very special: the cultural site of Epidauros. Once you arrive here, you will feel like you have been taken back in time and you will be able to recreate ancient Greece in the best possible way. Especially worth seeing? The amphitheatre of Epidauros! Since its discovery and excavation, the world cultural heritage site is one of the largest and oldest amphitheatres in the world. During the summer months you can even visit some plays and operas here. However, the tickets are very popular and sold out quickly. Therefore, you should plan and book early enough!
Which Are the Most Beautiful Beaches on Peloponnese?
Voidokilia Beach Peloponnese
Voidokilia in the southwest entices with one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. The bay is located in an almost closed bay and was already mentioned by Homer. A little hidden behind the dunes of sand and bushes it almost seems as if they want to keep the secret for themselves. On a hill above the beach you will find a ruin from which you have a wonderful view over the sea and the beach. Once you reach the water, you will be rewarded with fine sand, a shallow entrance to the sea and light blue water.
Foneas Beach Peloponnese
The Foneas beach, which is also located near Kalamata in the south of the peninsula, attracts visitors with its white pebbles and a beautiful small bay. Large rocks provide shade in the morning and evening hours and create an incomparable panorama. Because of the pebble beach, you can also expect crystal clear water and particularly divers and snorkelers get their money's worth at this beach.
Simos Beach Peloponnese
Sun worshippers will find a little paradise on the beach of Simos. Here, in the southernmost part of the peninsula, you will find comfortable sun beds, plenty of space and you will be served cool cocktails and delicious snacks at the beach bars. Anyhow, the bay is not just beautiful and pleasant during the day, but also in the evening and especially when the sun goes down. Between dunes and crystal clear water you will definitely get the holiday feeling you are looking for. When the wind is blowing, Simos beach is also very popular with windsurfers. As the beach has a lot to offer for sports fans in general, you will also find a wide range of other sports activities, such as beach volleyball, windsurfing or diving. Nobody gets bored at the beach of Simos!
Valtaki Beach Peloponnese
There is not just a famous shipwreck on the beach of Zakynthos, but also in the south of Peloponnese. At the Valtaki beach you will find one of the most popular photo motives of the peninsula: the so-called shipwreck "Dimitros". But the beach around the shipwreck is not only suitable for photos, but also for resting, sunbathing and relaxing. So, pack your swimming trunks and don't forget your waterproof camera - it might be worth it!
How Can You Arrange an Active Holiday on Peloponnese?
Peloponnese is predestined for activity holidays due to its diverse landscape and nature. Depending on your wishes, a wide variety of activities can be pursued here. For example, divers' hearts beat faster on Peloponnese due to the impressive underwater landscapes with caves and wrecks around the peninsula. Those who like to hike will be delighted by the nature far away from busy roads. Nature has created idyllic landscapes here and there are various hiking trails to satisfy every need. Due to the rocky formations, even climbers will find challenging climbing routes. And the Diros caves are certainly worth a visit.
Depending on the season, you can also boost up your adrenalin level on Peloponnese. For instance on rafting tours or other water sports. Boredom is certainly not part of the program here!
Flights to Kalamata With Austrian Airlines
No matter if you are looking for a beach holiday, an active holiday or a sightseeing tour - on Peloponnese everyone will find something for him or herself! So what are you waiting for? Book your flights with Austrian Airlines right here: