Located on the southern side of Greece, Peloponnese is a rather popular summer destination because it has it all: natural beauty, archaeological sites, lovely beaches, picturesque villages and plenty of activities for all kinds of travellers. Either you are travelling with a camper van or by car we suggest you go on a road trip around the Peloponnese to see for yourself what makes this destination so unique!
Find below the top 5 places one should visit in the Peloponnese and if you don't have the time to visit them all, you can always come back. Our Greece - Italy itineraries run non-stop all year round!
The land where the Mycenean civilization, one of the world's most important civilizations, operated and thrived will fascinate you.
Some of the most important monuments onsite are the Cyclopean walls, that were built by giants according to Greek mythology, the imposing Lions Gate, a sign of the Mycenean Palace's grandeur and power, Agamemnon's golden mask and the Treasury of Atreus. Also, in the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae, you will get the chance to learn more about the life, the activities and the customs of this rich civilization that dominated one of the most prominent periods in the history of Ancient Greece.
Known as the Napoli of the Romans, Nafplion is described as the most idyllic towns in Argolis. Follow the narrow streets that will lead you to elegant buildings with unique architecture, chic shops, traditional and trendy restaurants and cafes. For a more spectacular view visit the Palamidi Fortress, the focal landmark of Nafplion. Get your camera ready as you will be amazed by both the building and the view. On a hot sunny day, you can choose to explore the city of Nafplion in the afternoon and spend the day on the beach.
View from Palamidi Fortress
Τhe prefecture of Corinth is one of the most popular holiday destinations of the Peloponnese. Its proximity to Athens - see here how to spend 48 hours in Athens - and the sea makes it a convenient location for longer or shorter getaways. Apart from its coastline, other things worth seeing are the Corinth Canal, which is a usual stop when driving around the region, the ancient Nemea - locate the local wineries in the area of Nemea for a unique wine tasting excursion- and the ancient Corinth. Also, the Acrocorinth is a massive medieval fortress perched 575 meters above the ancient city of Corinth and is considered one of Greece's most important landmarks.