The best alternative European beach destinations

There’s more to European beaches than the Costa del Sol.

Picture-perfect: the prettiest towns in the Peloponnese

From little coastal fishing ports to high mountain settlements, the Peloponnese has it all.

Epidavros

There is nothing to compare with the atmosphere of sitting in this ancient theatre, watching the sun dip behind the hills. Epidavros is one…

Kardamyli and the Taygetos Mountains

Kardamyli is delightful, and has one of the most perfect settings of any Greek village, with the towering Taygetos behind. The road north from…

Acrocorinth

Drink in the majestic views from the monolithic rock of Acrocorinth. Despite its spectacular position and looming presence many people visiting the Peloponnese give…

Monemvasia

Above all, Monemvasia is for couples. It is still a place of beauty for those on their own, but if you are in love, you…

Nafplio

One of the best things to do in Nafplio is simply to wander the streets and alleys of the old town, many of them…

Methoni Castle

Retrace Messinia’s turbulent history at this elegant 19th-century castle. While the warlike nature of the castle at Koroni seems to have been mitigated by…

Olympia

It is here, every four years, that the Olympic flame is first lit before being taken to whichever city is hosting the modern games.…

Fishing for your supper: 8 destinations every seafood lover should visit

From the waters of Canada to the east coast of Africa, these are the ultimate destinations for seafood. 

Five destinations, one region – The Peloponnese

Greece experts Sunvil tell us about why travellers should discover the Peloponnese.

Top five Classical sites in the Peloponnese

The Peloponnese has so many impressive ruins that it is difficult to pick which ones to visit, so we’ve drawn up a list of our favourites.

Giros pita

According to Andrew Bostock, Giros pita are the finest fast food in the world.

Peripteros and pantopoleions

Where you’ll find everything you could ever need…

Orthodoxy and Greek Easter

Easter is one of the biggest celebrations in the calendar of the Greek Orthodox Church.