The holiday destination of The Peloponnese is visited by holidaymakers who are looking for not only fine beaches but also history and culture. This is where both ancient and modern Greece meet.
Here in the Peloponnese you will find beautiful beaches, stunning mountain scenery, ancient Roman and Greek ruins, Venetian Castles and lots of places to explore.
Situated in the Peloponnese is ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the olympic games. Here you will be fascinated by the old olympic stadium which dates back to the 5th century BC, the Temple of Zeus and the villa of Nero.
In the central Peloponnese is Sparta where many Spartan battles were fought. Here you will find ruins of ancient Roman temples and theatres.
On the eastern side of the Peloponnese is Corinth which is home to the
Temple of Apollo and some Roman ruins.
The best beaches are found in the most southerly parts of the Peloponnese. These include Porto Kayio and Marmari near Cape Tenaro, and Methoni and Pylos which are ideal for watersports including sailing and wind surfing.
When you need an escape from the beautiful beaches there is the
mountainous peninsular of Mani. Here you can relax in beautiful surroundings and take in the fresh air.
During July and August the climate is very hot with temperatures in the high 30′s. Spring and Autumn see temperatures in the 20′s with the coldest month being January when temperatures fall to around 12C.
There is always plenty of evening entertainment on offer, including bars, tavernas and restaurants where you can sample the traditional Greek drinks of retsina and raki and enjoy some local traditional cusine.
If you are looking for direct holidays to the popular Peloponneses resorts of Kardamyli, Stoupa and Voidokilia, there are always great offers throughout the internet.
There are many holiday websites offering last minute holiday deals to Greece and the Greek Islands.