Peloponnese Holidays - Greece
The Peloponnese is spot on if you're looking for peace and tranquillity - its rugged coastline is fringed with sweeping, half-empty beaches and pine-coated cliffs, while inland, there's quiet countryside to explore.
As well as its natural beauty, mainland Greece's southernmost region is also a hotpot of culture. The ancient city of Mycenae is in reach, as is Olympia, where you can still see the remains of the stadium that hosted the very first Olympic Games. Old Arcadian towns and villages like Korinthos, Ilia and Messina are worth visiting, too.
Things to do in the Peloponnese
Discover the ancient city of Mycenae
Mycenae is an archaeological site in the north-east of the Peloponnese. The city was the highlight of the Mycenaean civilization between 1600 BC and 1100 BC and is linked to the some of the world's greatest literary works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Wander around its ruins, keeping an eye out for the Cyclopean walls, the Treasury of Atreus and the Lion Gate - the main entrance to the city.
Go for a stroll in Pylos
Pylos is a quaint medieval town set on a hillside on the Peloponnese's west coast. Its waterfront area and narrow alleys are ideal strolling territory - walk up to the 15th-century Neokastro Castle for fantastic views across the bay.
Visit Olympia, the birthplace of Olympics
If you're into sports or history, a trip to ancient Olympia is a must-do. The earliest versions of the Olympic Games were held here, and you can re-live the excitement as you walk through the impressive ruins of the stadium and training areas. If you're visiting in July or August, drop in to the Ancient Olympia International Festival and enjoy concerts, theatre performances and lectures.
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