Introducing Peloponnese holidays
The Peloponnese peninsula of southern Greece is home to striking mountain ranges, dramatic coastlines and some of the richest history in the country. The cities of Sparta, Tripoli and Corinth are all found on the peninsula, with plenty of opportunities to soak up the delights of the Mediterranean.
Peloponnesian history is as legendary as they come. Home to both the Spartans and the site of ancient Olympia, where the Olympic Games began, the region is full of stunning ancient ruins, nestled among forests, rivers and mountains, while never being too far from the nearest sandy beach!
Explore or relax – the choice is yours. For cheap holidays in Peloponnese, look no further than our great deals, or keep reading below to learn more about the many wonderful destinations on the peninsula.
Why book Peloponnese holidays
Top attractions to visit
Don’t miss out on UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Mycenae & Epidaurus
Must-visit historical sites
Discover the archaeological site of Olympia – an absolute must-visit here!
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Head to the seaside town of Nafplio for the Palamidi Fortress & Bourtzi Castle
Popular with couples
See the beautiful village of Monemvasia, entirely built behind a hill, under the cliffs
Lush natural wonders
Hiking lovers rejoice! The Menalon Trail is the top spot for you with its 8 different walks
Corinth Canal is one of Peloponnese’s most stunning attractions
Top resorts in Peloponnese
A dream come true for history buffs, Kalamata sits at the heart of Ancient Messene in Greece. Its rich folklore …From £180 per person
Experience the rugged and beautiful side of Greece during a stay on the southern Peloponnese Peninsula, known for its timeless landscapes. …From £179 per person
Tolo, located in the Peloponnese region of Greece, has grown from a pretty fishing village into an appealing tourist resort. …From £175 per person
A beautiful town overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Corinthian Gulf, Xylokastro holidays perfectly combine the seaside setting with …From £227 per person
Soft sands blend seamlessly with the crystal clear waters that show distorted golden slopes beneath the vibrantly blue surface, Lakopetra …From £301 per person
Patra in Peloponnese, Greece …From £251 per person
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Your guide to Peloponnese holidays
Between the ancient history and the beautiful natural surroundings, there’s a lot to see and do during a holiday in the Peloponnese. Take a trip to the Asklepeion Temple, the amphitheatre and the Fountain House to get a real feel for the heritage of your holiday destination. Head to the beauty spot of Polylimnia to find the waterfall and series of pools where you can swim among nature to your heart’s content. Take a day trip to Kalamata’s bustling marina, where you’ll find markets and cafés, as well as an archaeological museum and lots of local churches to explore. In the evening, Kalamata has live performances in its stunning amphitheatre, and there are bars and restaurants with outdoor terraces to sit in and relax. If you visit the Taygetos Mountains you’ll find gorges to walk alongside, exploring villages as you go. View the shipwrecked MV Dimitrios on Glyfada Beach, swim to the submerged city of Pavlopetri, climb to the ruins of Mystras, and see the wildlife in the wetlands of Gialova, all in a single holiday to the Peloponnese.
The Peloponnese is surrounded by beaches, with clear blue water and soft sands. The small island of Elefonissos has some of the most attractive stretches of seafront, with sheltered coves everywhere, and there are also some lovely beaches at Tolo, Mavrovouni and Pylos too. Tolo is the most tourist friendly beach which is well equipped to deal with the expectations of lots of international visitors, but most beaches are very basic in terms of facilities. Instead, their charm is that they’re largely unspoiled and natural, with a laid back and relaxing atmosphere. You’ll find a few places to eat and drink directly behind or on the beaches, but for more choice there are seaside villages around the coast with added bars, cafés, restaurants and shops. Porto Heli and Ermioni are just two such seafront areas, where you can spend the whole day by the sea with access to everything you might need nearby.
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