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Best things to do in Peloponnese Region

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“The climb up 900 plus steps to the top of this historic fortress is worth it if you love stunning views. The Venetians built it in 1686. What’s fascinating is it was so well designed all attempts to conquer it were unsuccessful. Until the Greeks came and managed to take it over in 1822 during the Greek Revolution, surprising the world at the time. Independence was won against the Ottoman Empire. Greece was a new free state. Nafplio was named capital.”
31 locals recommend
Theater
“The impresssive theatre of Ancient Epidaurus is one of the most interesting archeological sites of Pelooponnese. The theatre is well known for the acoustics and for the energy of the place. It is situated in the Asclipeiio , an ancient Gree healing center and that gives another prespective into the ancient Greek medicine.”
44 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“One of the most famous and important archaeological sotes in Greece with an ancient "Acropolis" on the hill and the great mycenean beehive tomb of Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae and the leader of the Troyan war. There is also a great and beautiful museum with statues, pots and religious offerings found there”
40 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“walk around the island in the afternoon/night. enjoy the atmosphere. all kinds of restaurants, taverns, and icecream shops by the sea/port/castle. Don't forget to visit Bouboulina's house/museum. The only female Admiral, Ever!”
21 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Archaeological Museum is on Syntagma Square, in a Venetian building dating back to the 18th century.”
22 locals recommend
Cave
“The spectacular cave complex of Diros in the Peloponnese offers visitors the opportunity to travel back to the Neolithic era and even further.”
18 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located at 40 min from de house, the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Dedicated to Zeus, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Its fame rests upon the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide, which was held every four years to honour Zeus. The archaeological site of Olympia includes the sanctuary of Zeus and the various buildings erected around it, such as athletic premises used for the preparation and celebration of the Olympic Games, administrative buildings as well as other buildings and monuments.”
21 locals recommend
Establishment
“Ancient Corinth is a must see if you are interested in Greek history. If you don't have a car you can get here by local bus or a taxi (which will cost approximately €10 each way).”
13 locals recommend
Café
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“A place with an amazing view to the messinian bay!!! At night you can gaze the lights of beautiful city of Kalamata while you drink your coktail!! A really romantic place..you have to go!”
24 locals recommend
Castle
“dear guest welcome to the beautiful Kalamata ,,,, we are in the center at the bus station, at the airport ,, in the sea ,, here the hostel is very simple no luxury (not demanding) ... the street is 21 papazoglou street in the historic center and close to the museum Benaki ... we strive for your best stay. open from morning to evening 21.00 to 22.00”
18 locals recommend
Lodging
“Only 25 minutes walking from the studio to the casino and wonderful beaches of Loutraki/spa. By taxi. €5. ”
14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Polilimnio Waterfalls are a series of small waterfalls and pools running through a small gorge, with the largest pool and waterfall at the top, where the water is deep. You can swim in the top pool and you may see local lads diving of the cliffs. The gorge is teeming with wildlife and is very picturesque, ideal for a hot day, the cold mountain water is cold but refreshing. It’s a very beautiful place.”
24 locals recommend
History Museum
“Ancient Corinth -one of the most powerful cities of the Classical world- is an important archaeological site, which has revealed many great finds.”
5 locals recommend
Establishment
“ 30 kilometers from Kalamata, in the western foothills of Mount Ithomi near the present village of Mavrommati, Ancient Messini, one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece, spreads over a long stretch.”
17 locals recommend
Café
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“This place is right in the heart of the city,great architecture,great food,drinks,sweats and coffee.You can sit there relaxing when you watch the people come and go.”
10 locals recommend
History Museum
“Visit the home of one of the most important heroines of the Greek revolution of 1821. Guided tours give you the complete story of this fascinating person. ”
8 locals recommend