Separated from the central part of Greece by the Isthmus of Corinth and the Gulf of Corinth, the Peloponnese region makes up the southernmost part of mainland Greece and is the most popular part of the mainland in terms of tourism.
The beautiful resorts of Peloponnese with its rugged mountains, fringed by dense forests of conifers, olive trees and amazing beaches are what attract many visitors to the area all year round. Experience a slice of the Bahamas at Simos beach with its turquoise waters and spit of white sand linking it to a smaller island and dividing the sea into two parts, or visit Metamorfosi where you may see dolphins. Some of the most important historical sites of Greece including Olympia, Epidaurus and Mycenae can also be found in this region.
The “Greek Riviera”, aka Porto Heli, is a cosmopolitan playground and an excellent base for exploring the cultural and gastronomical offerings of the Peloponnese.
If you love off season travelling, visit Mani or the villages around majestic Taygetus Mountain. Drive around the West coast with the 64km long coastline to the sacred site of Ancient Olympia or discover the traditional village of Kosmas, high in Parnonas Mountain. A ferry from Neapoli to Elafonissos island takes less than 15 minutes.