Villa Holidays in Peloponnese
The Peloponnese, severed from the mainland by the Corinth canal, has all the attraction of an island and is ideal for lovers of pristine beaches, authentic, laid-back towns and interesting archaeological sites.
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with imposing mountain ranges, valleys of citrus groves and cypress trees and some of the finest beaches in Greece. Across the landscape are scattered fine examples of the many civilisations that came to be rooted here – Venetian fortresses, Byzantine cities and the ancient wonders of Olympia and Sparta. Staying on an Igluvilla holiday in the Peloponnese creates a fantastic base from which to explore this wonderful land.
Beaches to Visit on Your Peloponnese Villa Holiday
The best beaches to visit on your Peloponnese villa holiday, and perhaps some of the best in the whole of Greece, can be found on the west coast, near the old town of Pylos and the little neighbouring village of Yialova, which stand on opposite sides of the stunning Bay of Navarino. Also those of the central Mani peninsula, the rugged middle finger of the Peloponnese, deserve special attention.
Peloponnese Villa Holidays in Mani
With its wild and untamed landscape, Mani is a fiercely independent region but warm and colourful with its welcome. Well provided with magnificent churches and old tower settlements, much of the peninsula is wild and rocky country with cliffs plunging into the sea and tiny coves and fishing villages. To the South west is Messsinia, little visited but home to some of the best beaches in the country and to the delightful Venetian towns of Koroni and Methoni. This is a spectacular region to explore on your Peloponnese villa holiday
Peloponnese Villa Holidays in Argolis
The "thumb" of the Peloponnese, the Argolis peninsula, is a veritable treasure trove for lovers of the ancient world on a Peloponnese villa holiday. A wealth of historical and archaeological sites such as Mycenae with its Lion Gate, Epidavros with its immense amphitheatre and countless other sites, are set amidst a gentle, fertile landscape.
Peloponnese Villa Holidays in Monemvasia
Few places in Greece - or anywhere else in the world for that matter - have a more tangible sense of history than Monemvasia. Built on a vast rock that rises dramatically from the sea in the eastern Peloponnese, this medieval town is an open air showcase that will leave you breathless. Once across the causeway to the fortress town you will enter a tunnel and emerge blinking into the magical inner streets which play host to plentiful tavernas, courtyards, shops and gardens that you can explore on your Peloponnese villa holiday.
Peloponnese Villa Holidays in Arcadia
Towering mountains and deep gorges mark much of the interior where lush citrus orchards and green forests abound. An unmissable attraction for your Peloponnese villa holiday is the Diakofto to Kalavryta railway through the dramatic Vouraikos gorge into the cool mountains marked by copious springs and shady plane trees. The eastern, largely mountain-locked region of Arcadia boasts a string of medieval villages, temples and proudly independent people – all with a story to tell about this ancient land that you can discover on your Peloponnese villa holiday.