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Things to do in Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“It has a special decoration, all strangers get excited by the countless lamps above the bar. Evening is one of the bars that many people prefer because it plays louder music!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“This villa was granted to King George I of the Hellenes as a summer residence" .The royal family used it as a summer residence up until King Constantine II fled the country in 1967. The villa subsequently became derelict, but was restored in the 1990s.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Entertainment
“In the middle of the village of Ancient Corinth connected to the museum and large, fasinating archerological sites.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Historic Site
“It is located 179 klm from Stavrianna Farm, 2h and 14min drive. The birthplace of Olympic games. The first games dated back in 776 BC and there were performed continuasly until 400 AD, a total of 1.176 years! Amazing site that includes the Ancient Stadium, Archeological Museum, Museum of History of Olympic Games. Nearby is also the Archimides Technology Museum that educates us about ancient technology with free entrance. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Water Park
“Aqualand Corfu is the island’s biggest and most popular water park and offers themed zones catering for all ages, carefully watched over by qualified lifeguards. Stretching over an area of 130,000 sq ft (12,000 sq m) landscaped with lawns and mature maple trees, it is a family paradise of water rides and slides, lazy rivers and 15 swimming pools for a day of fun in the sun. Toddlers up to the age of four can enjoy shallow bathing pools with water showers, playing splashy games on Fantasy Island and exploring the Caribbean Pirate Adventure Pool. There’s a dedicated family area (kids must be aged eight and over) with giant slides, Jacuzzis, a lazy river and a wave pool. Adrenaline junkies can get their kicks from six extreme water ride ranging from the spiraling Hydrotube to the hair-raising Free Fall Plus, which plunges vertically for 80 ft (24 m) into deep water. Facilities include plenty of free sunbeds and parasols for shade and lockers to hire for a small charge of €5; there are changing rooms and showers as well as food outlets scattered throughout the park and stores selling sun lotion, rubber rings and pool toys.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Melissani Lake Located near the village of Karavomylos (north of Sami) is another cave system but this one is unique as it is partially submerged. To explore it you need to hire one of the boat men who will happily row you around the stunning water. The sun’s rays through the collapsed roof make for some amazing colours and being partially underground the cool temperature is a welcome change in the very hot months of the year.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The most beautiful beach of Zakynthos and one of the most photographed beaches of all Greece. Accessible only by sea, it gives you the idea of hugeness and perfection. It consists of millions of small pebbles with the blue shades of the sea as far as the eye can see, it results unique in its gender and the relict looks like if it was made by an artist. Waters around Navagio often have electric light blue colour because of the numerous sulphurous caves around the beach and when the sea is rising a large quantity of sulphur radiates, giving the possibility of taking beautiful pictures. To visit the beach, a part from the numerous tours of the island, it is possible, from Aghios Nikolaos, to get the daily taxi-boat offered by the local boats. We suggest visiting Navagio in the morning since in the afternoon the sea tends to become bigger and may cause problems to get back.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lodging
“Only 25 minutes walking from the studio to the casino and wonderful beaches of Loutraki/spa. By taxi. €5. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The Polylimnio Waterfalls are one of the best kept “secrets” of Greece. Trek through the woods in the Messenia region of the Peloponnese to uncover them. ”
  • 25 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”
  • 19 locals recommend
Nature
“Assos is one of the most beautiful villages in Kefalonia. Traditional & colourfull houses with breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea. You will also find ruins of a castle, ideal for Hiking as well.”
  • 17 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.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Possibly one of the busier areas of Corfu Island, Sidari has a little gem that you should definitely see. Just shy of the town itself (to the west) is Canal d’Amour, one of Corfu’s most unique spots. Local folklore says that couples that swim through the channel will get married very soon, making it a perfect spot if you’re waiting for someone to pop the question! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“It's a MUST see for the sunset,although if you want to dine there you have to wait for very long.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Naok Azur in the old town is a special designed balcony to the Ionian Sea" Lounging all day either for breakfast or snacking is made extraordinary in this exquisite setting offering stunning views of the Old Fortress of Corfu, Naok Beach, Garitsa Bay and Greek Mainland right in the heart of the Old Corfu Town. Whether it is for a special event, or to enjoy a few specialty cocktails in a laid back and relaxing setting in a with friends, Naok Azur provides the optimum in service by paying close attention to detail to meet the needs of each and every guest.”
  • 15 locals recommend