Peloponnese

getting to the peloponnese

Travel Options

The gateway to the Peloponnese is Kalamata Airport, approximately 45 minutes drive from our houses. Another alternative is to fly to Athens, around 4 hours away, and perhaps add on a few days stay in the Greek capital city.

Nowadays, the variety and choice of flights from UK airports to European destinations is considerable. We do not tie you in to a package holiday with prearranged travel; you are free to choose flights from your closest airport using any charter, scheduled or low cost airline.

We always recommend booking your flights and hire car as soon as you have decided on your holiday accommodation. You will find that fares are usually lower and the choice of flight times is wider. If you need to place a 'hold' on your chosen property whilst you are booking your flights we are more than happy to do this for you. We can book flights on your behalf if you would like us to, for this service we charge a fee of £30 for each return flight booked.

Fly from:

  1. Birmingham
  2. East Midlands
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Gatwick
  5. Heathrow
  6. Leeds Bradford
  7. Luton
  8. Manchester
  9. Norwich
  10. Stansted

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Villages and towns in the Peloponnese

Messinia

Steeped in history, the region of Messinia is home to many impressive archaeological sites and medieval castles, together with unblemished countryside and unspoilt golden sandy beaches. Nestor’s Cave invites discovery. According to Greek mythology, this is where Hermes hid the cattle he stole from Apollo.

Home to Voidhokilia Beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, the pretty seaside village of Gialova is an excellent base from which to explore the sights of the Messinia region. With seafront tavernas, shops and a long sandy beach, Gialova offers an authentic Greek experience. Stunning views across lush valleys and olive groves (producing the world renowned Kalamata olives) make the perfect backdrop to this tranquil location.

Above the Bay of Navarino, the hilltop castle of Neokastro awaits exploration, as does the nearby castle of Pylos, and further afield, Methoni and Koroni castles. Ornithologists will be drawn to many of the natural sites in the region, Gialova Lagoon in particular, home to the best of the region’s birdlife and also one of Europe’s most important wetlands. This most southerly point of the Peloponnese offers a wealth of diversity. There is something here for everyone.

Our Villas in The Peloponnese

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