Luxury Peloponnese Holidays & Tours 2024/2025
Time Travel, Culture, and Coastlines
Nestled in southern Greece, the Peloponnese Peninsula is a tapestry of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. This historic region, connected to the mainland by the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, ancient tales meet modern charm.
Peloponnese boasts an illustrious past dating back to Mycenaean civilization. Home to legendary cities like Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Corinth, it witnessed the rise and fall of powerful empires, including the Spartans and Byzantines. The ruins of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games, stand as a testament to its cultural significance.
Peloponnese preserves its rich traditions, with lively festivals celebrating everything from local saints to agricultural abundance. Folk dances and music echo through villages, connecting the past with the present.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Peloponnese provides a playground of possibilities. Hike through the Lousios Gorge, sail around the enchanting Elafonissos, or embrace the adrenaline rush at Kalavryta's ski resorts during winter.
Whether you seek archaeological wonders, natural beauty, or a taste of authentic Greek life, this region invites you to explore its treasures and create your own odyssey through time. Our bespoke tours to Peloponnese will take you to opulent accommodations, curated gastronomic delights, and private access to hidden gems!
Things to do and see in Peloponnese
Located amid the rugged landscapes of Peloponnese, the ancient city of Mycenae was once an era of glory and power. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Mycenae is a captivating archaeological wonder, known for its monumental architecture and historical significance.
Enter through the imposing Lion Gate, a symbol of Mycenaean might, adorned with a relief of two lions confronting each other. This monumental entrance sets the tone for the grandeur that unfolds within the city walls.
Mycenae, with its mythical echoes and archaeological wonders, invites you to unravel the mysteries of a civilization that shaped the course of ancient history. This atmospheric site, steeped in mythology and historical significance, continues to captivate the imaginations of those who walk in the footsteps of the Mycenaeans.
The ancient sanctuary of Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the enduring spirit of athleticism. This UNESCO World Heritage site invites visitors to step into the hallowed grounds where ancient Greeks celebrated the ideals of physical prowess, cultural unity, and competitive spirit.
Home to the Temple of Zeus, where the magnificent gold and ivory statue of Zeus once stood, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The ruins of this temple evoke a sense of divine presence, as if the gods themselves once graced this sacred precinct.
As you wander through the time-worn stones of Olympia, you'll sense the echoes of ancient cheers and the enduring legacy of a tradition that transcends centuries. This iconic tour is perfefct for those seeking to connect with the roots of the Olympic spirit and the profound cultural heritage it represents.
Along the shores of the Argolic Gulf, you will find the charming town of Nafplio, a blend of Venetian, Ottoman, and neoclassical influences. Steeped in history, romance, and architectural charm, Nafplio will captivate you with its picturesque streets, historic fortresses, and vibrant cultural scene.
A short boat ride to the tiny islet crowned by the seaward fortress of Bourtzi Castle, where you can admire the medieval architecture rising from the sea, providing a romantic setting for events and a unique perspective on Nafplio's coastal beauty.
Stroll through the charming alleys of the Old Town, where neoclassical mansions, bougainvillea-draped balconies, and cosy cafes create an idyllic atmosphere. Discover hidden squares like Syntagma Square, a hub of local life.
Our tours will help you unravel with quint town with every step.
This crescent-shaped beach of Voidokilia is paradise! Blessed with soft golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and a backdrop of untouched natural beauty, this stunning beach offers a tranquil escape and a feast for the eyes.
Dive into the mesmerising, turquise waters, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Take a short hike nearby to the Cave of Nestor, the mythical Kind of Pylos. The lagoon is also a haven for birdwatchers, here you will find a diverse array of bird species, including flamingos and herons!
Unwind and connect with nature in one of Greece's most breathtaking coastal treasures.
Nemea and Mantinia
Renowned for its rich history and robust red wines, Nemea invites travelers on a journey that seamlessly blends ancient ruins with lush vineyards whilst Mantinia unveils a serene, high-altitude haven known for its crisp white wines and breathtaking landscapes.
At both of these wine locations you can take walks through the rolling hills of the vineyards cultivating the Agiorgitiko grape and the Moxchofilro grape.
Nemea and Mantinia stand as two distinct yet equally captivating chapters in the narrative of Peloponnesian wine culture. From the ancient echoes of Nemea's legendary past to the cool mountain breezes of Mantinia's vine-covered plateaus, these regions beckon travelers to savour the harmony of history, mythology, and the artistry of winemaking.
Best time to visit Peloponnese
Generally, the climate is Mediterranean, characterized by hot and dry summers and mild, wetter winters. Here are considerations for different seasons:
Spring (April to June) is a delightful time to visit with mild temperatures, blooming flowers, and lush green landscapes. And it's an excellent time for outdoor activities like hiking, exploring archaeological sites, and enjoying the blossoming nature.
Summer (July to August) is hot and dry, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F). It's the peak tourist season and ideal for beach vacations, water activities, and enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. Popular destinations may be crowded during this time.
Autumn (September to November) sees pleasant temperatures, and the weather remains relatively warm. You can still do a mix of activities, including exploring historical sites, hiking, and enjoying the coastline. The sea is still warm for swimming.
Winter (December to March) are mild, but some areas in higher elevations may experience cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall. While the weather is not ideal for beach activities, it's a quieter time for exploring historical sites without the crowds.
Check the local calendar for cultural events, festivals, and celebrations that might align with your interests. Many festivals take place during the summer months.
If you're interested in wine tourism, the harvest season typically occurs in late summer and early autumn. Participating in wine-related events and tastings can be a unique experience during this time.
Sample Itineraries Including Peloponnese
Our sample itineraries will show you suggestions for what you can do, see, and the best places to stay while travelling in Peloponnese.
If you like the look of any of these below, let us know and we can completely tailor-make your trip so it is totally unique to you!