Peloponnese: The perfect place for Family Holidays
When planning your first or next family holiday in Greece, do not get so caught up in its many islands that you overlook the best place of all.
The Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece is a perennial vacation spot whose blend of rich ancient history, warm weather, and spectacular sceneries make it truly magical for family adventures. This tranquil region in Greece was the heart of the primordial world and is increasing in fondness among families.
The Northwest Peloponnese Peninsula is the most coveted for its traditional history, dazzling coastlines, and jaw-dropping landscapes adorned in vineyards. The olive groves, charming villages, and World Heritage Sites will provide endless adventures for the whole family. In reality, there are too many amazing pinnacles in Peloponnese to list, but below are a few of the most popular family activities to get you started!
Some of the most famous towns to visit in Peloponnese are Nafplio, Kalamata, and Tripoli because of their history and preservation of ancient Venetian culture. The olive groves in Kalamata produce the most renowned olive oil in the world and without a doubt, your family will never forget the taste. Tripoli was once the ancient capital and has managed to evade the damaging impacts of tourism.
There are several Venetian castles acclaimed for their romance the conservation of cultural heritage, one of the most well-known is the Palamidi Fortress in Nafplio. Others can be found in Monemvasia and along the coastlines. When you all finish up, follow the sweet scent of juicy orange groves to Sparta and Argos for some of the most refreshing fruit you all will ever try.
The picturesque villages of Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, Karytaina, Vytina, and Trikala will take your family’s breath away with the exquisite natural beauty that can be found in any season. The Rio-Antirrio Bridge is the world’s longest multi-span cable that lights up at night and will be a cool sight for everyone.
Some of the most important archaeological sites can be found in this region of Greece. Take your family to explore and learn about the many legends of Ancient Olympia. Allegedly, where King Agamemnon reigned, the ground on which Hercules performed, a place where centaurs once roamed, and the birthplace of the Olympics.
Behold the grandeur of its stadium, temples and the settlements of the original Olympic venue. Here, the golden statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was destroyed in 5th century AD.
Ancient Epidaurus is the famous theatre that has become a very central monument that combines flawless acoustics, grace, and symmetrical proportions. The isolated temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae which means ‘little valley in the mountains,’ was the first ancient monument in Greece to be listed as a World Heritage Site in 1986.
Other very cool nature activities could be sea biking, gorge walking, cycling, white water rafting, sea kayaking, windsurfing, and mountain climbing! Honestly, there is no limit to the amount of fun you and your family will have in your holiday home on the island of Peloponnese!