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At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 1 Double Bedroom
- 1 Twin Bedroom
- 2 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Tavernas 2km
- Beach 2.5km
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Location of Daphne
Great Things to Do Near Daphne
Drive for 30 minutes and you’ll get to Peroulia Beach. Nestling up to the village of Vounaria, this powder-soft stretch of sand is backed by olive groves and greenery, and boasts shallow, crystal-clear water. You can laze on the sand, or grab a drink from a beach bar and make use of their loungers.
Spend a day sightseeing
Head out in the car and discover the archaeological site of Nichorion, just a short drive North from the house. It is an important historic site of the area with findings from the Early Helladic Period. Travel a little further and you will come to Koroni, one of the most popular towns in Messinia. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful castle which is one of the most important castles in the Peloponnese.
Sample seafood on Chrani beach
This sand-and-shingle beach has a good selection of restaurants. Local dishes feature on their menus with freshly caught seafood on the top of the list. These sea-view eateries are great places to try an after-dinner shot of ouzo, a traditional Greek aniseed-based spirit.
The ancient town of Methoni
Just over an hour’s drive from Petalidi is the town of Methoni. Walk over an impressive bridge to reach one of the biggest castles in the Mediterranean. Built by the Venetians in the 13th century, it is the castle that steals the limelight here.
One of the best kept ‘secrets’ of Greece, the Polylimnio Waterfalls are often described as a Greek paradise. A short while after crossing a small path and walking through dense vegetation, you will find yourselves in this beautiful landscape made up of 15 small lakes and waterfalls surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Do remember to take some sturdy shoes to tackle the unmade track!
Ancient Olympia Festival
There are many festivals which take place in the archaeological site and village of Olympia, particularly in summer. The colourful summer festival attracts many visitors every year. The festival’s events take place in July and August and include concerts, theatre plays for children and adults, various exhibitions and shows.
Hidden under the castle of Voidokilia, the cave itself has a mythical history, it is believed to belong to Nestor, Son of Neleo and King of Pylos. According to another myth, this cave is where Hermes supposedly hid 50 oxen stolen from his brother, Apollo. At the top of the rock formation where Nestor’s cave is located, it offers a unique view of the Pylos area including the Yalova Lagoon and the Navarino bay.
Take a wander round Nafplion
Nafplion is often regarded as one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The old town is a marvel to walk around with large squares and elegant mansions. Whilst the cobbled streets are now fringed with cafes, boutiques and fine restaurants. Amazing views of the sea can be found from the fortress of Palamidi which sits on the top of a hill above Nafplion.
The Peloponnese offers a magical hidden underwater world ready to be explored by scuba divers. There are many underwater caves and reefs which are accessible to both novice and experienced divers. In the bay of Navarino lye a number of 19th century shipwrecks from the naval battle of Navarino between the Ottomans and the Allies during the Greek War of Independence.
Visit the Nemea Winery
The Nemea winery was founded back in 1985 as a small family business and has now become an established winery in the town of Nemea in the northern region of the Peloponnese. Nemea wine is one of the most popular in Greece, and you will find varieties of it in all of the shops.
Enjoy a round of golf at the World-class golf courses in the Costa Navarino. The Bay Course and the Dunes course offer a fun experience and challenging test for all levels of golfers. The scenic backdrops over the Bay of Navarino offer sublime sea views.
Sample the local olives
Local olive oil is the essence of Peloponnesian cuisine with the most famous product from this region being the Kalamata olives. Why not wash them down with a nice glass of chilled Retsina?
One of the best places for ornithologists to spend a day is the Gialova lagoon. You will see several different species of migrating wading birds, as well as the day-to-day hunters feeding off the plentiful supply of fish in this shallow lagoon.
Sit on the terrace and enjoy the views
The views here are stunning and one of your favourite things to do during your stay here will be to spend hours gazing out to sea.
On a Friday you will find the roads in Petalidi are closed to make way for a wealth of bustling stalls. Filled with goods, these line the village’s main street with anything from clothes to souvenirs. Just don’t forget to haggle!
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