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A brief guide to coastal towns and villages in Peloponnese

Gytheio ● Kardamili ● Mani ● Messinia ● Monemvasia ● Nafplion ● Peloponnese ● Pylos ● 14 April 2017
 

Peloponnese is an amazing area of Greece, with numerous things to do, astonishing beaches and important archaeological sites.  It is also a region with wonderful coastal villages and towns, where you can spend a weekend or more days to relax, enjoy the natural beauty and have unforgettable moments with your family or partner.


1. Nafplion

Nafplion is the most beautiful town in Argolis, in eastern Peloponnese. In a close distance to Athens, it is ideal for a romantic weekend. The medieval atmosphere, the nostalgic aura of the Old Town with the narrow paved streets, the cobblestone promenade, the fish taverns by the sea and the cosmopolitanism of this small city make Nafplion one of the most popular towns in southern Greece. Here, you have many things to do, like visiting the Palamidi Fortress and the Castle of Mpourtzi or swimming in one of the beautiful beaches nearby.


2. Monemvasia

Monemvasia comes directly from the Medieval Era. The Old Town and the Castle have been built in a huge rock with magnificent view of the sea. The Castle is among the main sightseeing spots in Monemvasia, and the walk in the pebbled streets will impress you.

Monemvasia

3. Gytheio

Gytheio is a colourful coastal town with neoclassical buildings that has kept its traditional character. The promenade by the sea is just amazing, and the fishing boats, the cafés and the taverns on the waterfront create a picturesque landscape.

Gytheio

4. Mani

 Mani, the middle peninsula of Peloponnese, is a treasure of Byzantine churches, castles and towers. Mani is a complex of villages in Messinia and Lakonia, and among the most impressive villages by the sea, are considered Gerolimenas, Limeni and Areopolis Mani. Stone-built houses, narrow streets, traditional shops, local products and the clearest sea-waters in whole Peloponnese make these places popular in summer as well as in winter.

Mani

5. Kardamili

Kardamili is a green, traditional village in Messinia. It is famous thanks to its nature, the traditional character of the Old Town as well as the stunning beaches, which are considered among the best and most popular in Peloponnese. Stoupa and Itilo are long, sandy beaches that are perfect for families.

Kardamili

6. Pylos

Pylos is another coastal town in Messinia that is ideal for relaxation, walks in narrow streets and dinner in a fish tavern by the sea, watching the sunset. In a close distance to Pylos, you can visit two castle-towns, Koroni and Methoni Messinia, where you will experience the Medieval aura of the area. Furthermore, you can swim in Foinikounta, a popular beach with many touristic facilities.

Pylos

Where to Stay

Hotel in Patras, Greece Delfini Hotel
Delfini Hotel
102, Iroon Polytechneiou str., 26442 Patras, Greece

Delfini Hotel is located in Patra, just 2.5 km away from the city center with the many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There is a small beach right opposite the hotel. The nearest airport is Araxos Airport which is 56 km away.

Hotel in Messinia, Greece Maniatiko Village
Maniatiko Village
Frigano - Neohoriou, Stoupa, West Mani, 24024 Messinia, Greece

Maniatiko Village is located in the village of Stoupa, just a few-minutes' drive from the beautiful Stoupa and Kalogria beaches. Kardamyli village is 8.3 km away. Kalamata International Airport is 55 km away.

Hotel in Porto Cheli, Greece Epavlis Resort Hotel
Epavlis Resort Hotel
Agios Emilianos, 21300 Porto Cheli, Greece

Epavlis Resort Hotel is located in Agios Emilianos, Porto Cheli, just a minute's walk from the beach. Kosta, where you can take the boat to visit Spetses island, is a 5-minute drive away.


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