PELOPONNESE

The Peloponnese is a peninsula with too many worthy destinations to count. The region is famous for the archaeological site at Mycenae and the acoustically perfect ancient theatres of Epidaurus.  The land is dotted with medieval Venetian, Frankish and Turkish castles in picturesque towns like Nafplio, Methoni, Mystra and Monemvasia. The villages like Karitena, Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, Mani and more are worth a road trip for the fantastic views and food.

Then, there are the beaches that ring the coastline. Many along the west coast are considered some of the finest and least developed in Greece.

10 Reasons to visit Kardamyli in West Mani

Lovely Kardamyli is a fishing village on the shores of the Messenian Gulf where everything just seems to blend into the wonderful natural surroundings. It belongs to a part of Mani that belongs to Messenia.  The village and surrounds are so beautiful that British architect and romantic, Charles Robert Cockerell, described it as being indescribably […]

Top Things to do in Ermioni Greece

Ermioni is a picturesque small port town located in the northeast part of the Peloponnese. The history behind this small town dates back to 3000BC, with historical traces of its first inhabitants. Ermioni was a town at the southern extremity of Argolis, in the wider use of this term, but gained independence during the Classical […]

Top Things to do in Methoni Greece

The pretty seaside town of Methoni lies on the top of Peloponnese, famous you could say, because of its historical castle build in the 13th century. The town is about 12 km from Pylos and when the weather starts warming in Spring, visitors start arriving in Methoni, and the restaurants and taverns are full.  Many […]

Top Things to do in Pylos Greece

Pylos Greece is an unusually positioned town, spreading across the slopes of the hill, offering wonderful views out over the bay. As a historic coastal town in Messenia, Peloponnese, Pylos is a destination always in season and you can expect a buzz of activity in the fabulous coastal town. Exploring the south-west coast of the Peloponnese […]

14 Reasons to Visit Messinia

With such stunning beauty, it is quite understandable that the very attractive Messinia is becoming the most sought after getaway destination in Greece. Maybe that’s a pity because that is what the attraction of Messinia is – a natural uncrowded destination not overrun by tourists and known for its olive groves and vineyards and just […]

Things to Do in Oreini Nafpaktia: Chestnuts, Jazz and Waterfalls

The top things to do in Oreini Nafpaktia all circle back to appreciating the region’s mountainous nature. Here are the top things to do in this unique corner of the Peloponnese.

Top Things to Do in Nafplio

Nafplio is by far one of the most beautiful and romantic towns on Greece’s coast, an easy day trip or weekend getaway from Athens. Here is a list of the top things to do in this historic seafront village…

A Day in Karytaina Village

Driving through little Karytaina village was a pleasant surprise. During my weekend away in Dimitsana, I learned about this mountain town and decided to stay for a day.

Top Things to do in Dimitsana

The top things to do in Dimitsana revolve around enjoying its mountainous atmosphere.   Head to this hidden gem of a village in the Arcadia region of Greece for another perspective on Greece’s natural beauty.

skiing in greece

With the winter weather upon us here in Athens I thought to dedicate this post to skiing in Greece. Yes! You can.