Peloponnese is a naturally beautiful region in Greece. There are numerous olive groves, vineyards, white sand beaches, mountain peaks and an alluring seaside. Visit the ruins of ancient cities and be a part of some of the amazing cultures there. These are the most beautiful places to visit in Peloponnese.
The ancient city of Corinth is one of the most beautiful places in Peloponnese and it is made up of beautiful ruins that serve as proof of how civilized and creative the ancient Greeks were. Artifacts like statues, relics, sarcophagi, and mosaics have been discovered after excavation of this region.
Kardamyli is a beautiful old-fashioned town that lies close to the sea and it is thronged by whitewashed houses, huge cypress trees, and buildings of historical importance. The beaches in this town have so many pebbles and it was praised by the poet, Homer in his poem ‘The Iliad’.
Corinth Canal divides Peloponnese from the rest of the mainland. The canal has beautiful rock formations that experience an overflow of the turquoise blue waters. This canal’s creation started over two thousand years ago and was completed in 1893.
Olympia is the best place of the Olympic Games that were held at Mount Kronos to honor Zeus. Temples that were built to honor Hera and Zeus still stand to date at the huge columns of the city’s ruins. The famous Olympic torch with flames is still at the temple of Hera.
Monemvasia is a town very close to the Aegean Sea and it has amazing cliffs surrounding it. It is a stone village that is connected to the mainland by a straight causeway. This settlement has been the dwelling place for mankind for over 1000 years. The buildings are medieval and the entire town is picturesque.
Nafplio is a modern village in Greece that has gorgeous town squares, breathtaking cafes, and homes that were constructed with wrought irons. It is the home of the Palamidi Fortress, a 4-century old mausoleum. The architecture of the city has unique touches of Roman, Ottoman, and Byzantine designs.
Simos beach is located on the Elafonisos Island and it has been praised as the most beautiful beach in Peloponnese. The transparent waters form a huge contrast with the blue skies. The sand dunes are golden and are decorated by multicolored parasols which serve as shade from the sun.
Mycenae is one of the earliest settlements of mankind spanning over 4 millennia. There are beautiful sites like the Lion’s Gate where you can visit and explore the royal tombs and navigate the secret cisterns. It was once the home of Agamemnon and his wife, Clytemnestra. The most notable site in this region is the Mycenae Archeology Museum.
Mystras is located on an Inland region of South Peloponnese and it is skirted by the gigantic Mount Taygetos. The ambiance is quite magical, the churches which were built in the Byzantine era have orange colored roofing and the entire city has abundant green vegetation. It was at one time the capital of the city.
Epidaurus is a theater that was built in the 4th century BCE. Performances are still held here till today and you might be in luck to attend one. The theater can house up to 14,000 people at a time and myth has it that if a match is struck on the stage, it can be heard everywhere.