Olive groves and the Olympics
Holidays in the Peloponnese take you to the sparkling Ioanian Sea, on the south west coast of mainland Greece. It offers rolling green countryside with olive groves and vineyards, soft golden sandy beaches along its coastline and pretty historic villages ideal for explorers. Couples will love the chance to unwind and relax, while families will find something for children of all ages.
The Peloponnese is ideal for those wanting to immerse themselves in natural surroundings, finding secluded beaches and rugged coastlines around every corner. Spend your days soaking up the warm sun or exploring underwater, with snorkelling or scuba diving trips. Smaller coves, sea caves, and quiet patches of sand can be reached by boat, with the option to book a sailing trip with your very own captain and a delicious lunch served up on board. If you prefer to explore inland, why not book a wine tasting tour? You can wander around the vineyards and watch the wine being made before trying local bottles of red, white, rose, and dessert wines.
Luxury holidays in the Peloponnese are about the opportunity to relax and soak up the tranquillity of the area. It’s home to some fascinating ancient ruins which are just waiting to be explored, including Olympia which is just a short drive away from the coast. Here you can see the town where the first Olympic games was hosted, and learn about the sports and events which were held here. Mycenae is ideal for those interested in ancient Greek history and mythology, while smaller fishing towns offer an insight into the area’s more recent history.
Choose Sovereign for your luxury holidays in Peloponnese and you can relax, knowing everything is taken care of. We’ll arrange all of the little details, including airport lounges and private transfers, as well as ensuring each of the hotels we offer matches up to our exacting standards. Stay at The Westin Resort for beautiful views of the stony buildings of Costa Navarino, as well as a golf course, spa, Kids’ Clubs, and lots more.
The flight to the Peloponnese is around 3 hours 30 minutes from the UK.
Early summer is a good time to visit the Peloponnese, with warm temperatures in the early to mid-20s that keep things comfortable for sightseeing. July and August is when the heat really kicks in, often climbing into the 30s. Like most of mainland Greece, the holiday season is a long one with plenty of sunshine between May and October.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.