A land of legends and heroes, pristine beaches, towering mountains and bountiful nature—it’s really nigh impossible to exaggerate the natural beauty and cultural wealth of the Peloponnese. It’s no coincidence that in 2016, Lonely Planet named the Peloponnese the best place to visit in Europe: magnificent, affordable, and steeped in history and culture.
Archaeology enthusiasts are spoiled for choice with a range of top attractions that include the ancient palaces of Mycenae and Pylos, the Acropolis of Ancient Corinth, the Sanctuary of Olympia, and the famed Ancient Theater of Epidaurus. And there’s no shortage of medieval, Byzantine, and Venetian sites either: The island fort of Monemvasia and the historic seaside town of Nafplio, both fabulously elegant and steeped in history, and the fairytale castle-city of Mystra, perched high on the slopes Mount Taygetos, are calling to be explored.
From its snow-capped mountains to the tropical waters and golden-sand beaches of Elafonisos, the Peloponnese is ideal for cultural tourism and also offers a wealth of fantastic options for nature lovers, active travelers, and anyone looking for fantastic gastro-tourism experiences. Its vast olive groves, citrus orchards and fertile valleys produce some of the best wines and olive oils in the world and have forged exquisite culinary traditions in the region, making the Peloponnese a perfect destination for foodies and wine lovers who want to indulge in Greek gastronomy and wine tasting.
Discover Greek Culture’s private cultural tours in the Peloponnese are a fantastic opportunity to discover this magnificent, off-the-beaten path Greek destination. Wine and History in the Peloponnese includes guided tours of some of the best ancient sites in the world—Mycenae and Epidaurus—as well as private winery tours, wine tasting, and local Greek cuisine. Join us for unforgettable tours and experiences in one of Europe’s best destinations!