New Forest, Cotswolds
- Lots of historical places to visit, enjoyed the lack of tourism in the area,
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Published on: 14 October 2014
The Peloponnese gives you everything you could want from a traditional Greek holiday. From relaxing on a secluded, sandy beach overlooked by nothing except a single taverna, to following in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks by exploring the dozens of historical sites nearby – this lovely part of Greece has it all. Fantastic views combining the coastline and the mountains covered with olive trees are typical of this beautiful region. Stretching from south west of Athens down to the picture-postcard coastal villages of the Mani, visitors to the Peloponnese can combine the tranquility normally associated with the quietest of Greek islands with the opportunity to sample a bit more of what the country has to offer. Medieval remains, old Venetian castles and Byzantine palaces provide a glimpse into a glorious past, and for those with a passion for the history of sport, Olympia, where the Olympics first took place, gives visitors a fascinating insight into the origins of the Games.Learn more about Peloponnese »
The Taygetos mountain range creates a perfect backdrop to Kardamili, a painters and poets’ landscape with ever changing scenery and aquamarine waters of a blue flag beach and truly spectacular coastline.3 villas 1hr Kalamata
Stoupa’s two sandy beaches are a real highlight of this charming village. Natural springs bring ice cool water down from mountains, making the sea gloriously refreshing!3 villas 1hr 5mins Kalamata
The fishing village of Aghios Nikolaos, is close to the wonderful Pantazi beach, which benefits from the natural shade of the tamarisk trees and the dramatic backdrop of the mountains beyond.2 villas 1hr 15mins Kalamata
The Venetian castle is the focal point of the charming village of Methoni. Situated on the west coast of the Messinia, Methoni is one of the richest fishing villages and also boasts some great beaches.2 villas 1hr 30mins Kalamata
Koroni is small, sleepy, Venetian influenced fishing village, complete with its very own castle. Full of narrow cobbled streets and pretty houses; it is positioned on a steep hill-side near the most south-western point of Peloponnese.1 villa 1hr Kalamata
Neochori is a quaint, hillside village, overlooking the charming coastal village of Stoupa, which is ideal for those wishing to experience a true taste of mainland Greece1 villa 55mins Kalamata
We have chosen a selection of 12 villas from our full list of properties in Peloponnese. Find the perfect villa below:
Aghios Nikolaos, Peloponnese
Aghios Nikolaos, Peloponnese
Culinary experts will know that Kalamata, the second largest city in the Peloponnese, lends its name to the succulent dark olives so prevalent in the region. Peloponnese cuisine is typically Greek, with an abundance of fresh, simple ingredients forming the basis of the local specialities. Lemons, figs, olives; freshly caught fish, lamb and feta cheese aged in barrels all feature widely, supplemented by timeless classics like chicken souvlaki and moussaka
Few parts of the world are so rich in the history of human civilisation. From the moment you enter the ‘gateway to the Peloponnese’ at Corinth, home to the famous canal, you are never far away from a place steeped in legend. From the ancient cities of Sparta & Olympia, through to the remains of tiny local settlements dotted across the whole region, there is a reminder of a bygone era everywhere you care to look.
Characterised by shallow, crystal clear waters, the beaches of the Peloponnese are perfect for adults and children alike. There are plenty to choose from too, ranging from those with a stretch of golden sand to tiny coves where you could be the only ones soaking up the sun. Many of them benefit from the natural shade provided by olive or tamarisk trees, or if you’d prefer, just nip to a beachside taverna for a cooling drink..!
For many of us, nothing beats sitting by the sea front in the early evening, enjoying a drink whilst watching the little fishing boats chug in and out of the harbour before deciding on where to go for dinner. You might be in the mood for a romantic night time stroll or just for a quiet supper in a tiny taverna watching the gorgeous sunset – the choice is yours…!
Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday
Whether swimming in the sea or sunbathing on the sand, take advantage of a property located close to the beach.View Villas
Take time out to relax in your infinity pool whilst overlooking the sapphire waters that extend beautifully to the horizon.View Villas
Whether its for family fun or just a few lengths in the morning, enjoy all the space and freedom that comes with a large pool.View Villas
Our smaller villas are perfect for couples offering all the space, privacy and freedom to enjoy a fantastic holiday just for two.View Villas
From neighbouring properties to stand alone villas that sleep up to 20 people, there are plenty of options for large groups.View Villas
Enjoy the peace and relaxation that comes with a private villa located off the beaten track.View Villas
Take in the wonderful site of the surrounding area from the comfort and privacy of your own villaView Villas
Nothing beats being able to enjoy a barbecue by the side of your pool, in the comfort of your own private villa.View Villas
Chill out in our air conditioned villas - respite from the midday sun and a guaranteed cool and comfortable nights' sleep.View Villas
Free Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to plan your holiday itinerary - or show off your fantastic villa to your friends back home.View Villas
Finding the perfect beach in which to unwind is not easy. Let us help point the way with our interactive map:
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