Discover a different side of Greece, one away from the ever-popular islands. A place where spectacular sandy beaches, dramatic coastal drives and tiny hilltop villages dotted with ancient stone towers and crumbling Byzantine churches are yours to explore without the crowds. This is the Peloponnese, an underrated region that matches authentic natural beauty with the rich history of Ancient Greece. Where you can hike through antique olive and orange groves and visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

Explore Peloponnese

Most visitors to the Peloponnese will arrive at Athens Airport and transfer by private car. During the summer high season, those staying at Costa Navarino can fly by private jet into the small regional airport at Kalamata 50km away.

Climate & seasons

Spring and autumn are great times for hiking and exploring ancient ruins, that’s mid-May to June and September to November. Summer is hot but ideal for enjoying the sandy beaches. A winter trip is not advised.

Where to go

Beautiful Costa Navarino in the west Peloponesese is fast becoming a luxury hotel hub with green eco-credentials. Whilst for those looking for a more remote stay, the hilltop Amanzoe on the east coast of the peninsula offers panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and the Aegean sea. Between these two the peninsula is home to a wealth of historical, cultural and natural sites to explore and enjoy.

What to do

Relax on the beach, indulge in fantastic local wines and cuisine – the Peloponnese has some of the world’s best olive oil. Sail between secluded bays. Dive at Proti Island. Visit the ancient sites of Olympia, Mycenae, Corinth and Monemvasia. With 4,500 years of history, the peninsula is rich with cultural and historical activities and events. Take a cooking course, enjoy a wine tasting or even go on a philosophy walk.

EliteVoyage Hotel Collection in Peloponnese

Do you like Peloponnese?

Plan your trip with one of our experienced travel designers