Peloponnese

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About Peloponnese

Backdrop to many of the highlights of Greek mythology, the beauty of the Peloponnese region has not been spoilt by the years. For many visitors the construction of now ruined Mycenaean palaces, Roman theatres, Venetian fortresses and Byzantine churches has added to the appeal and our recommendations for the best places to stay in the Peloponnese are all great bases from which to explore this region. In addition you'll find that most are also within easy reach of the perfect sandy coves and rugged, cypress covered coastlines.

Originally the Peloponnese peninsula was part of mainland Greece, but it's been cut off by the Corinth Canal. This is a large region, but however long you have to spend here you'll probably finding yourself not being quite ready to leave.

Historic Highlights of the Peloponnese

The modern town of Olympia is only 500metres from the ancient one, sight of the first Olympics and their home for a millennium. This lush, green sanctuary is one of the most popular sights on a tour of the ancient Peloponnese world.

Closely followed by Byzantine cliffside town, Mystra. Once home to 20,000 people, this was the last refuge of the Byzantine empire after they took it from the Franks in the 13th Century. Wandering these streets is like travelling back in time, as gates, palaces, churches, frescos and tiny details of everyday life have survived here.

But of course visitors won't want to miss the palaces of Agamemnon at Mycenae, the palaces of Nestor at Pylos and the Greek theatre at Epidaurus.

Nature's Treasures

As well as the beautiful coastline, this region also has mountains high enough to get enough snow for some decent skiing, some dramatic gorges cutting up the landscape of citrus orchards and vineyards, and countryside just begging to be hiked through.

The mountains of Arkadia, still relatively wild and unspoiled, are a wonderful place to explore on foot, as is the Mani Peninsula.

Nafplio

Nafplio or Nauplia was the first modern capital of Greece, a romantic looking town of elegant Venetian houses lining narrow streets. Its location is romantic too, beneath the Palamidi Fortress, a vast citadel built on top of an outcrop of rock 200ms above Nauplia's port. The fortress is just the literal tip of the historic points of interest here. Nauplia is an ancient town, with numerous museums, several smaller forts, and some charming churches.

Monemvasia

On a tiny island 200m off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia is best known for the spectacular castle fortress which sits atop an impressive plateau rising sharply out of the sea. This is one of the best places to stay in the Peloponnese for folks with an interest in history. As well as the town's medieval walls there are also several Byzantine churches and, of course, the castle. The town's winding medieval streets and alleyways are only fit for pedestrians, so this is a quiet spot.

The Coast

Away from all the historical sights the peninsula also boasts fabulous beaches. Many of the best places for beach lovers are in the Messenia region where there are luxury eco developments and golf and beach resorts popping up. There are also plenty of wonderful little villages and seaside towns in this largely agricultural region. The capital, Kalamata, is famed for olives, it has a new marina and stylish new seafront development.

What not to miss:

  • Visit the ancient town of Olympia.
  • Travel back in time whilst strolling through the historic Byzantine cliffside town of Mystra.
  • Marvel at the palaces of Agamemnon and Nestor and the Greek theatre at Epidaurus.
  • Hike along picturesque trails in the rugged mountains.
  • Unwind on the picture perfect beaches.
  • Explore the forts and citadel of Nafplio.
  • Discover the tiny island of Monemvasia, rich in historical sights.

Such a beautiful area with so much to see means that many of the best places to stay in the Peloponnese are quickly snapped up during peak season, so make your plans and book early.

The Best Places to Stay in the Peloponnese

For great value

  • If you're looking for a good value base which offers excellent local recommendations then the Hotel Byron in Nafplio is perfect. This townhouse has been converted from an ancient building right in the heart of the old town. If you get one of the balcony rooms you'll have a wonderful view of the rest of the town and the sea. With rooms starting from €73 per night, this is perfect for those on a budget.

  • Zoes Resort is a great value hotel on the beach in a lovely village. Simply decorated rooms and apartments have sea-facing balconies and extra beds. Rustic Greek restaurant and terrace, pool, and immediate access to the beach.

  • Mazaraki Guesthouse is a chic and charming traditionally built B&B, overlooking the vast Laconian Plain. Rooms are surrounded by lush greenery and offer achingly pretty interiors, fireplaces, kitchens and superb views of the Byzantine castle of Mystras.

For hideaways

  • Citta dei Nicliani is a hidden gem in the Mani Peninsula. The ancient building has been lovingly restored and offers spacious rooms with exposed stone and wood, and antique furnishings.
  • Petra and Fos Boutique Hotel and Spa is a magnificent traditional stone-built hotel on the dramatic southern cliff of Mt. Taigetos. Brimming with authenticity, the elegant rooms feature beautiful exposed stone walls and wooden beamed ceilings.

For chic town stays

  • Aetoma Hotel is a charming 'neoclassical' pension in an 18th century mansion in the old Venetian town of Nafplio with wonderful sea views. An excellent base for exploring ancient Greek sites in the Peloponnese.

For village charm

  • Pirgos Mavromichali is a traditional tower building in a lovely village above a fishing cove. Traditional chic rooms have parquet floors and stone walls.

For foodies

  • Kyrimai House Hotel is a rustic chic hotel with zen spaces and an award-winning restaurant. Beautiful rooms and suites have polished wooden floors, sophisticate neutral furnishings, hot tubs, and balconies.

For luxury

  • Five Star luxury on a beautiful olive and wine estate. Kinsterna Hotel and Spa is a traditional building with romantic terraces stepped into the valley, each with pools and relaxation areas. Sumptuous rooms and suites are chic and understated.
  • Nafplia Palace is a highly luxurious hotel in a beautiful setting. Sea-facing rooms and suites in contemporary style with private balconies, all the mod cons and private pools. Two excellent restaurants, pool, and private beach.
  • Find flawless luxury in the Peloponnese at Amanzo'e. This magnificent Aman hotel comes with signature jaw-dropping villas with private pools and fabulous views. Private beach club, Aman spa.

For beach lovers

  • Smyros Resort is off the beaten track a bit, and one of the best places to stay in the Peloponnese if you want to get away to somewhere sleepy and relaxing. There's no beach here, but there's rocky access to the sea, and spectacular sea views. Accommodation is simple and traditional, as is the very welcoming welcome. Reasonably priced rooms and family suites mean this is also one of our top choices for families.
  • Enalio Suites is a lovely practical hotel on the beach front. Modern suites with sea-facing balconies (some sleep 4) have kitchenettes and all the mod cons. Excellent pool and lounge area, and a stone's throw from the beach and surrounding sights.
  • Nikki Beach Resort and Spa is a sleek beach side hotel with chic contemporary interiors and white on white design throughout. The rooms boast epic sea views from the floor to ceiling windows. With a choice of four restaurants and lounges to suit all occasions and an expansive spa and infinity pool to aid total relaxation.

For families

  • Kalamitsi Hotel is a lovely hotel in a beautiful location. Orchards and olive groves lead down to the beach. A selection of rooms, family bungalows, and suites with kitchenettes cater to families and groups.
  • Contemporary, minimal monastic-looking hotel set in six acres, with panoramic views of Mount Melon. Seleni Suites offers thirty stylish suites, good facilities and a children's playroom. A good base for an outdoor, active family holiday.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you're travelling with family or a group of friends it may be a better option to book a villa or apartment. For a wide range of properties for all tastes and budgets we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel information

  • The Peloponnese peninsula has no major airport, the nearest airport is Athens which is well served internationally. Travel by car, bus or train from Athens to Peloponnese.
  • The region is very hot in July and August. Plan a trip for September when the crowds will have abated and the sun has cooled a little.
  • If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Peloponnese

  • Kellia 12 rooms from £58

    Monemvasia

    A chic guesthouse located in the historic Castle of Monemvasia. Individually styled rooms are packed full of charm with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and antique furniture. Indulgent breakfasts are served and wine and olive oil tasting can be arranged on site.

    Local exploring  -  From days by the sea to cultural attractions, Monemvasia has a host of activities to offer.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Medieval Fortress and Agia Sofia Church,
    Full of character
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Nafplion 1841 6 rooms from £54

    Nafplio (Peloponnese)

    This traditional, family-run hotel is situated on an idyllic street in central Nafplio. The individually styled rooms have modern, hand-selected furnishings; the best have a balcony overlooking the pretty town. Enjoy breakfast on the picturesque terrace at this smart yet homely bed and breakfast.

    Active Holiday  -  With great hiking opportunities in the surrounding Nafplio countryside, this hotel is a great pit stop on your active holiday
    Romantic Break  -  The picturesque location and pretty, bright suites make this hotel a favourite with couples
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of Nafpoli, this hotel is the perfect base for local exploring
    Great walks  -  Discover the natural beauty of the Nafplio landscape on a long walk or hike; enquire with the hotel for recommendations
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • Amymone Guesthouse 9 rooms from £57

    Nafplio (Peloponnese)

    This boutique guesthouse is in the Gialos neighbourhood of Nafplio. Sitting within a restored heritage building, suites are individually styled with unique, retro design pieces and commissioned artworks; the best offer a private jacuzzi. Pop into the Adiandi café for a coffee; a charming hotel.

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the retro atmosphere of the hotel and the relaxed café, with traditional Greek breakfasts a particular favourite
    City Style  -  Close to the old town and the seafront, and located in a heritage building, there's plenty of city style here
    Local exploring  -  This hotel is the perfect base for local exploring, with all the main landmarks within walking distance
    Great walks  -  Walk in the picturesque alleys of Nafplio, visit the most popular sites and experience its hidden gems with a local tour leader
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  • Adiandi Boutique Hotel 7 rooms from £57

    Nafplio (Peloponnese)

    This boutique hotel is located in Nafpoli's old town on a quiet pedestrian street. The themed rooms are individually styled and feature artworks by Italian artist Francesco Moretti; expect upcycled décor and cosy linens. Enjoy a homemade Greek breakfast in the Adiandi Café. A delightful guesthouse.

    Active Holiday  -  With the historic town, seafront and surrounding countryside all close by, there's plenty to keep you active here
    Local exploring  -  Located in the centre of Nafpoli, this hotel makes a great base for local exploring
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the unique décor of the suites at this boutique hotel
    Great walks  -  Take a hike through ancient paths and discover archaeological monuments overlooking the beautiful waters of the Argolic Gulf
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  • En Dimitsani 10 rooms from £61

    Dhimitsana, Peloponnese

    This charming traditional guesthouse is located in the pretty village of Dimitsana. Suites have exposed stone walls and wood panelled ceilings, with luxurious linens and locally sourced timber furniture. Enjoy beautiful views over the mountains or relax by the cosy fireplace. An idyllic retreat.

    Hideaway  -  Sitting in the sleepy village of Dimitsana, this hotel is a perfect hideout for a peaceful holiday in a beautiful setting
    Romantic Break  -  This traditional hotel and the idyllic village it is located in make a great romantic backdrop for a couple's holiday
    Active Holiday  -  Located in the mountains, this hotel is a great base for an active holiday. Take advantage of local hiking trails
    Sights nearby  -  Take a walk through the village and discover the historic stone-built mansions along the cobbled streets
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  • Zoes Resort 28 rooms from £61

    Gialova, Peloponnese

    A great value hotel on the beach in a lovely village. Simply decorated rooms and apartments have sea-facing balconies and extra beds. Rustic Greek restaurant and terrace, pool, and immediate access to the beach. Ideal for families, groups and those on a budget.

    Families  -  16 apartments.
    Groups  -  3 bed rooms.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    On the beach  -  Situated on a beautiful beach on the northern shores of Navarino Bay
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  • Citta dei Nicliani 7 rooms from £63

    Koita, Peloponnese

    Hidden gem in the Mani Peninsula. The ancient building has been lovingly restored and offers spacious rooms with exposed stone and wood, and antique furnishings. Delicious dinners are created from the freshest local ingredients. A perfect and romantic hideaway for experiencing authentic Greece.

    Great walks  -  The Mani Peninsula has great walks from short hikes to much longer trails
    Sights nearby  -  Plenty of Ancient and Byzantine site close by
    Traditional
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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  • Hotel Byron, Nafplio 17 rooms from £64

    Nafplio

    Small, pretty townhouse hotel with balconies and views and a sunny terrace above the harbour, a good value base for local exploring.

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Traditional
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  • Nafsimedon Hotel 13 rooms from £66

    Nafplio (Peloponnese)

    This hotel sits within an elegantly renovated 19th-century mansion in Nafplio. Rooms feature crisp white linens and have dark wood and brass accents in keeping with the hotel's heritage; the largest suites can accommodate up to 4 people. Enjoy breakfast in the garden at this historic hotel.

    Honeymoons  -  Book the hotel's honeymoon package for a stay with added romantic touches, including a four-poster bed
    Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of Nafplio, this hotel is a great base for exploring the local historic sights
    Romantic Break  -  The heritage building and pretty gardens score highly with couples
    Great walks  -  Explore the beautiful natural landscape on a hike; enquire with the hotel regarding marked trails
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  • Vetilios Lithos 4 rooms from £66

    Peloponnese

    Traditional Greek guesthouse with just two rooms and two suites. All rooms have private bathrooms, exposed stonework, soft hues, crisp white linen and the best have balconies. Indulgent breakfasts are served and there's an small atmospheric bar for an evening tipple.

    Romantic Break  -  Coco-mat mattresses and pillows, some rooms have terraces
    Back to Nature  -  Sat amongst olive groves, vineyards and rugged mountains
    Beach Life  -  A twelve minute walk from the beach
    Honeymoons  -  Gorgeously-adorned bridal suite
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  • Aetoma Hotel 5 rooms from £68

    Nafplio

    Charming 'neoclassical' pension in an 18th century mansion in the old Venetian town of Nafplio with wonderful sea views. An excellent base for exploring ancient Greek sites in the Peloponnese. Family run, the delightful owners give a warm welcome. Everything from the jams to the bread are homemade.

    Town  -  Picturesque streets and alleys, neoclassical architecture, Venetian balconies, old forts, cafes and restaurants
    Local exploring  -  The historic seaport of Nafplio is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Greece
    B+B  -  Wonderful breakfasts in the sunny first floor dining room served until midday!
    Families
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  • Bastione Malvasia 14 rooms from £79

    Monemvasia

    A charming boutique property in the centre of the historic town of Monemvasia. A handful of rooms are uniformly styled with whitewashed walls, beamed ceilings, light wooden furniture and the best have a private terrace. An ideal base from which to explore the cultural attractions of the town.

    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of Monemvasia with many of its sites within walking distance.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the church of Ayia Sofia in the upper city, perched on the cliffs.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Kyrimai House Hotel 22 rooms from £70

    Gerolimenas, Peloponnese

    A rustic chic hotel with zen spaces and an award-winning restaurant. Beautiful rooms and suites have polished wooden floors, sophisticate neutral furnishings, hot tubs, and balconies. Excellent Mediterranean cuisine, pool, and the delights of the Ionian sea for beach life. Romantic, gourmet.

    Foodies  -  Award-winning kitchen.
    Romantic Break
    Private Hot Tub
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Pirgos Mavromichali 13 rooms from £70

    Limeni, Peloponnese

    A traditional tower building in a lovely village above a fishing cove. Traditional chic rooms have parquet floors and stone walls. Lovely terraces and views out to sea. An excellent restaurant and lots to discover. An understated spot with a great history behind it.

    Views  -  Magical views of both the sea and mountains.
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the historic harbour of Limeni
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Mazaraki Guesthouse 11 rooms from £75

    Sparta, Peloponnese

    A chic and charming traditionally built B&B, overlooking the vast Laconian Plain. Rooms are surrounded by lush greenery and offer achingly pretty interiors, fireplaces, kitchens, and superb views of the Byzantine castle of Mystras. The homely and informal atmosphere is contagious.

    Local exploring  -  Surrounded by stunning mountains and medieval ruins, this hotel is a great base if you want to explore the countryside.
    Total relaxation  -  It is the perfect place to sit back, relax and unwind for a few days, guests have the option to read, swim or explore.
    Romantic Break  -  Cosy rooms with a kitchenette and fireplaces, offering wonderful views from its private balconies.
    Writing a novel  -  Be inspired by the peacefulness and superb views, plus writing desks are provided.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Anaxo Resort 10 rooms from £75

    Messenia, Peloponnese

    A sleek and modern resort with a traditional Greek twist, heart-wrenching views of the mountains or sea and spacious rooms and suites with light, minimalist decor. There is a pool, bar and garden that's ideal for reading in the shade of the golden sun.

    Beach Life  -  Pantazis beach is 1km away, near Agios Nicolaos, a peaceful fishing village
    Back to Nature
    Active Holiday
    Total relaxation
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  • Horizon Blu 38 rooms from £86

    Kalamata

    A five star property beside a beautiful stretch of beach in the vibrant city of Kalamata. Contemporary rooms are spacious and light with plenty of glass and a white on white palette. A poolside restaurant serves up exemplary Mediterranean fare and there's a spoiling spa too.

    Beach Life  -  A luxurious resort based on a beautiful stretch of beach.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the magnificent remains of Ancient Messene.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and outdoor pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Enalio Suites 11 rooms from £79

    Korinthos, Peloponnese

    A lovely practical hotel on the beach front. Modern suites with sea-facing balconies (some sleep 4) have kitchenettes and all the mod cons. Excellent pool and lounge area, and a stone's throw from the beach and surrounding sights. Ideal for families.

    Families  -  Some rooms sleep 4.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Close to ancient Corinth, ancient Mycenae, Nafplio and much more!
    On the beach  -  Direct access to Lecheo beach
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  • Smyros Resort 35 rooms from £79

    Leonidio, Peloponnese

    Atmospheric property with superb sea views in a romantic, off the beaten track location. The resort is crafted from traditional stone and offers simple yet chic accommodation. There is no beach, but you can access the sea from the rocks and there is a large outdoor pool.

    Views  -  All rooms enjoy panoramic views
    Swimming Pool  -  Large Outdoor pool
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Kalamitsi Hotel 26 rooms from £79

    Kardamili, Peloponnese

    A lovely hotel in a beautiful location. Orchards and olive groves lead down to the beach. A selection of rooms, family bungalows, and suites with kitchenettes cater to families, groups and couples. Charming terraces and restaurant. A tranquil spot.

    Garden  -  Lovely orchards and olive groves.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Groups
    Families
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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  • Melitsina Village Hotel 7 rooms from £79

    Messinia, Peloponnese

    Cosy and spacious modern studios and apartments situated a stone's throw away from a secluded beach. In-house services include a Crossfit gym, a cafe and hiking tours around the area. All rooms come with private terraces, fully-equipped kitchens, satellite TV and a safety deposit box.

    Total relaxation  -  Spacious and stylish rooms, in house cocktails, furnished verandas with views of the Bay of Kardamili
    Local exploring  -  Walk paths through hill villages, stunning views of Bay of Messenia and close to Diros Caves
    Beach Life
    Great walks  -  Take scenic strolls through the surrounding countryside
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  • Alika Resort 4 rooms from £93

    Peloponnese

    A striking grey-stone building boasting a tranquil and beautiful rural location. Inside, rooms are spacious and mix traditional and modern styles with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, whitewashed walls and simple minimalist furniture. A serene base from which to explore the region.

    Local exploring  -  Boasting a quiet location but within easy reach of the beaches and cultural attractions of Mani.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the historic castle town of Vatheia.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Astrolithos 3 rooms from £103

    Monemvasia

    A charming country house boasting fabulous sea views. Traditionally dressed rooms are cosy and characterful with whitewashed walls, dark wooden furniture, exposed beam ceilings and private balconies. Indulgent breakfasts are served on the terrace and there's an array of activities in the region.

    Local exploring  -  A tranquil base from which to discover the region's natural and cultural attractions.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the majestic Castle of Monemvasia.
    Full of character
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Art Mainalon 50 rooms from £91

    Vytina, Peloponnese

    This four-star art hotel is located in the mountain village of Vytina. Rooms have modern furnishings and exposed wooden beams. The décor's earthy palette nods to the natural surroundings; the best rooms have a balcony with views of the beautiful landscape and pool. A contemporary mountain bolt-hole.

    Hideaway  -  Sitting in a quiet mountain village, with all the amenities you need on-site, this is a perfect holiday bolt-hole
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will love the calming tones of the suites and the beautiful views of the natural landscape
    Back to Nature  -  Nestled on the picturesque Menalon mountain, this hotel is a great back to nature retreat
    Restrictions on children  -  There are restrictions on children; enquire with the hotel for details
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  • Xenon Inn 6 rooms from £92

    Nafplio (Peloponnese)

    This smart period hotel is located in a landmark building in Syntagma Square, Nafplio. The building has been lovingly restored, with exposed stone walls and antique, dark wood furniture. The best suites have separate living space and a terrace. Pop in to the hotel café for a coffee. A luxury stay.

    Local exploring  -  You can't get a more central location than this hotel, which makes it a perfect base for exploring the local sights
    Romantic Break  -  The traditional décor and beautiful heritage building create a wonderfully romantic setting for a couple's getaway
    City Style  -  Located in Syntagma Square - one of Nafplio's most famous landmarks - this hotel has reams of city style
    Great walks  -  Explore the surrounding unspoiled countryside on a long walk; do it on your own or enquire with the hotel for guided tours
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  • Alistos Hotel 17 rooms from £107

    Peloponnese

    A luxury property boasting a secluded and beautiful location in the region of Mani. Rooms are contemporary with luxurious bathrooms, crisp white linen, plush headboards, beamed ceilings. A superb restaurant. Spend days on the beach, trekking the countryside or discovering the local historic sites.

    Local exploring  -  From beaches to historical sights there's plenty to see and do in the area.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Full of character
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • 3Sixty Hotel & Suites 7 rooms from £95

    Nafplio (Peloponnese)

    This boutique hotel occupies a renovated neoclassical residence in Nafplio. Rooms boast luxurious linens and regal furnishings in keeping with the hotel's history; the best suites have a cosy fireplace. Dine at the grill-oriented restaurant or have a drink at the sleek bar. A smart heritage hotel.

    Local exploring  -  The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the historic sights, as well as bars, restaurants and cafés of Nafplio
    Foodies  -  Grill fanatics will love the hotel's grill restaurant, with its focus on premium, organic meat
    Romantic Break  -  The neoclassical suites provide a romantic backdrop for a couple's holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Acronauplia, the walled settlement of Nauplion from ancient times until the end of the 15th century
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • Seleni Suites 30 rooms from £96

    Arcadia, Peloponnese

    Contemporary, minimal monastic-looking hotel set in six acres, with panoramic views of Mount Melon. Thirty stylish suites, good facilities and a children's playroom. A good base for an outdoor, active family holiday. Wonderful walks and archaeological sites to explore.

    Bar  -  The Seleni bar and lounge delicious cocktail sand good music - Latin, Soul, Jazz, rock
    Restaurant  -  Black and white restaruant offering Mediterranean cuisine
    Child friendly  -  Well equipped children's playroom and safe garden
    Country Escape
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Petra & Fos Boutique Hotel & Spa 23 rooms from £100

    Itilo, Peloponnese

    A magnificent traditional stone-built hotel, on the dramatic southern cliff of Mt. Taigetos. Brimming with authenticity, the elegant rooms feature beautiful exposed stone walls and wooden beamed ceilings. Relax by the pool and absorb the stunning panoramas of the gulf of Itilo. A coastal wonder.

    Hideaway  -  The secluded cliff-side setting and charming rooms, make for a perfect romantic escape.
    Fishing  -  Head out on a deep sea fishing adventure and explore the cost from another perspective.
    Diving  -  The surrounding coastline is great for scuba diving.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby Caves of Diros.
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  • Byzantino Boutique Hotel 24 rooms from £104

    Monemvasia (Peloponnese)

    This boutique hotel is set within Monemvasia Castle, on an island off the coast of the Peloponnese. Suites are dressed with antique furniture and a regal palette in keeping with the hotel's heritage; the best have a balcony and sea views. Enjoy a coffee al fresco at the hotel café. A unique getaway.

    Hideaway  -  Located on a small island off the east coast of the Pelopennese, this castle makes a perfect hideaway holiday
    Romantic Break  -  The historic castle setting and beautiful sea views make a great romantic setting for a couple's holiday
    Local exploring  -  The picturesque cobbled alleys surrounding the castle are great for local exploring
    Great walks  -  Explore the many famous marked hiking trails through the beautiful natural landscape
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  • Opora Country Living 6 rooms from £105

    Nafplio, Peloponnese

    This hotel is nestled on a farm in Nafplio and offers luxury self-contained country houses and private rooms. The detached properties have self-catering facilities and ample living space; expect rustic fittings and exposed stone walls. Relax by the outdoor pool or with a massage. A rural delight.

    Families  -  The self-catering country houses are great for travelling with children and have ample living space
    Country Escape  -  Sitting on an idyllic farm in the Nafpoli countryside, this hotel makes a perfect country escape
    Romantic Break  -  The beautiful country setting and traditional suites score highly with couples
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Antares Hotel 12 rooms from £123

    Areopolis, Peloponnese

    A beautifully restored rural property set in beautiful and secluded countryside. Rooms are traditional yet chic with exposed stone, beamed ceiling and crisp white linen. A tranquil spot from which to explore this fascinating region.

    Country Escape  -  A quiet rural escape with access to beautiful countryside and the sea.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the spectacular Diros caves.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Levidi Suites 5 rooms from £109

    Levidhion, Peloponnese

    This four-star hotel sits at the foot on Mount Mainalon in central Arcadia. Suites have exposed stone walls and wooden beams; the best offer a cosy fireplace and split-level living space. There is one specially adapted suite with ramp access. Keep active with free gym use; a modern mountain retreat.

    Back to Nature  -  Nestled at the foot of Mount Mainalon, this hotel is a great back to nature retreat
    Active Holiday  -  With a ski school attached to the hotel, there's no excuse not to hit the slopes!
    Romantic Break  -  The cosy suites and pretty natural setting make this a great romantic getaway
    Great walks  -  Take a walking tour through the hotel and explore the beautiful natural surroundings of Mount Mainalon
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  • BanSala 5 rooms from £114

    Koroni 240 04, Peloponnese

    An idyllic beach sanctuary comprising of stylish self-catering cottages (for two) on the Aegean Sea. Set in lush gardens the cottages have a paired down style with a hint of Asian design. A large sea facing pool is the perfect spot to while away a few quiet hours and there's a charming bar too.

    Local exploring  -  Expect shimmering olive groves, idyllic coves, Venetian castles and untrodden antiquities
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the pretty town of Koroni, with its close-packed, pastel-painted houses spilling down from a clifftop Venetian castle
    Sailing  -  Go sailing from Ayios Andreas: the Greek skipperess and her yacht can even take you across to the Mani, winds permitting
    Fishing  -  Rent a 5-metre dinghy with an outboard motor and canopy for some lazy fishing
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Ariá Estate Suites & Spa 12 rooms from £118

    Areopolis, Peloponnese

    This four-star luxury hotel and spa is located in Mani, on the southernmost tip of Greece. Built using local materials and in the traditional style, suites boast exposed stone walls and ample living space dressed in earthy tones; the best offer a terrace and fireplace. A refined seafront estate.

    Local exploring  -  The hotel is well-located for reaching local attractions, making it a good base for local exploring
    Families  -  The spacious suites are perfect for those travelling with children, offering ample living space
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love this peaceful, romantic hotel; book a room with a sea view to wake up to the waves
    Birdwatching  -  Enjoy the variety of species that visit Mani; the town is on the list of important areas for the birds of Greece
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  • Pleiadon Gi Mountain Resort & Spa 20 rooms from £123

    Trikala, Peloponnese

    This luxury resort and spa is located in the idyllic mountain village of Trikala. Spacious suites have private entrances and ample living space, as well as traditional exposed stone walls and wooden beams. Relax by your cosy fireplace before dining at the modern restaurant. An inviting bolt-hole.

    Back to Nature  -  Located in a serene mountain village with beautiful views over the natural landscape, this hotel is a perfect retreat to nature
    Active Holiday  -  With a ski centre close by and excellent snow coverage in the winter, this makes a great base for an active ski holiday
    Families  -  All suites have spacious living areas and can accommodate children, which makes them a good option for families
    Great walks  -  Korinthia's mountains offer beautiful walks; try the path from Verveno to Flampouritsa which ends at the gorge
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • Amphitryon Hotel 45 rooms from £125

    Nafplio 211 00

    Seafront hotel in Greece's ancient capital. The terrace has lovely romantic views of the harbour, while interiors are chic and smart. Expect bright airy rooms with simple modern fittings, and a delicious mix of Greek and Mediterranean food at the hotel's two restaurants. A wonderful sun filled base!

    Local exploring  -  Set on the town's seafront, great for both coastal exploration and visiting the ancient sights of the town and surrounding area
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the town's impressive Palamidi Fortress and Bourtzi Fortress
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
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  • Hotel Ippoliti 19 rooms from £140

    Nafplio

    A neoclassical mansion turned refined boutique in central Nafplio. The charming suites offer Italian furnishings, marble floors, reproductions of famous artworks and most offer balconies. The central courtyard and pool are a real coup, and the off-site restaurant is utterly delicious! A rare find.

    Local exploring  -  A quiet haven nestled between two pedestrian streets, just a short stroll from Nafplio’s central square and the harbourfront
    Sights nearby  -  Just a short stroll from Nafplio’s central square, filled with shops, museums and attractions
    Full of character
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Moni Emvasis Luxury Suites 3 rooms from £168

    Monemvasia (Laconia)

    A boutique property boasting a unique location inside a Byzantine citadel. Beautifully refurbished rooms keep the building's original charm, showing exposed beams and stonework, while having a clean contemporary feel. Sunny terraces enjoy spectacular sea views and there's a fabulous restaurant too.

    Local exploring  -  Being located in the heart of a Byzantine castle citadel means there's plenty to explore.
    Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to fascinating Mystras a Byzantine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Sailing  -  Spend a day exploring the coastline from the sea.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Villa Vager Levidi 10 rooms from £149

    Peloponnese

    A pretty mountain retreat with epic views. Charmingly rustic with wooden beams, exposed brick walls, open fires and wood paneling. Rooms are pleasant and homely with wooden bedsteads and cosy extra blankets. The restaurant on site serves delicious local fare, and an outdoor jacuzzi seals the deal!

    Back to Nature  -  In the foothills of Mt Mainalon's forest region at an altitude of 900m, ideal for nature lovers looking for a wholesome retreat
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the Prodromos and Filosofos monasteries, the epic Loussios river canyon view and the stunning ancient city of Nafplion
    Kayaking  -  Hire kayaks and discover the secrets of the rivers Ladonas and Lousios
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
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  • Mare Dei Suites 26 rooms from £158

    Skafidia, Peloponnese

    This charming seafront hotel is nestled on a hill in Elis, in the Peloponnese region. Bright and airy suites have simple, modern interior design; the best rooms offer a panoramic view of the sea from a huge window. The self-contained villas are great for families. A unique Mediterranean bolt-hole.

    Beach Life  -  Sitting just above a beautiful, secluded bay, this hotel is perfect for a tranquil beach holiday
    Families  -  The spacious, self-catering villas are perfect for those travelling with children
    Views  -  The panorama suites offer a breathtaking sea view, with a window facing the bed
    Romantic Break  -  The luxurious suites and infinity pool score highly with couples
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • Mythies Stone Houses from £184

    Peloponnese

    Four newly built villas blending perfectly into their rural surrounds. Mixing local stone, plenty of glass and clean design the properties are chic and modern yet have an authentic feel. Featuring uber modern kitchens, plenty of shady areas to dine in private and a glorious pool.

    Families  -  The individual villas and self-catering facilities make this an ideal option for families.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Beaufort Castle which was the Acropolis of the ancient city of Lefktron.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Kinsterna Hotel & Spa 27 rooms from £163

    Monemvasia

    Five Star luxury on a beautiful olive and wine estate. A traditional building with romantic terraces stepped into the valley, each with pools and relaxation areas. Sumptuous rooms and suites are chic and understated. Excellent restaurant, beautiful views. Dreamy.

    Garden  -  The estate produces its own crop of wine and olive oil.
    Total relaxation
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, CN Traveller, Tablet
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  • Pyrgos of Mystra 7 rooms from £167

    Mystras, Peloponnese

    This luxury hotel is housed in a renovated 19th-century mansion in Mystras. The building's heritage shines through in the regal linens and warm, natural tones of the rooms; the best suites offer a separate living space. Stroll through the beautiful orange grove and terrace; a pretty period hotel.

    Local exploring  -  The archaeological site at Mystras is now a World Heritage Site; there is plenty of historic exploring to do locally
    Active Holiday  -  There are great opportunities for hiking and climbing in the natural landscape close to the hotel
    Hideaway  -  Located just outside of the town of Mystras, this hotel makes a great secluded hideaway holiday
    Great walks  -  Take the famous paved path leading from the Tower of Mystras to Magoula, Panagia Lagadiotissa and the Monastery of Faneromeni
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  • Tainaron Blue 3 rooms from £202

    Peloponnese

    A small hotel set perched atop a cliff boasting spectacular sea views. Converted by the architect owners this three bedroom property exudes style and luxury from the beautifully created sun loungers, stylish cavern-like rooms and superb restaurant. Ideal for a quiet retreat away from the crowds.

    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil and luxurious clifftop escape.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the small archaeological site at Cape Tainaron.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Nafplia Palace 84 rooms from £182

    Nafplio

    Highly luxurious hotel in a beautiful setting. Sea-facing rooms and suites in contemporary style with private balconies, all the mod cons and private pools. Two excellent restaurants, pool, and private beach. A holiday haven for romantics.

    Views  -  Over the Bay of Argolis
    Luxury
    Beach Life
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Nikki Beach Resort & Spa 66 rooms from £185

    Argolis, Peloponnese

    A sleek beach side hotel with chic contemporary interiors and white on white design throughout. The rooms boast epic sea views from the floor to ceiling windows. With a choice of four restaurants and lounges to suit all occasions and an expansive spa and infinity pool to aid total relaxation. Bliss.

    Beach Life  -  Situated directly on a beautiful white sand beach, with stunning coastal views and excellent seafood.
    Local markets  -  Explore the local markets of Porto Heli and pick up some regional treats.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks through the rugged countryside and along the epic coast.
    Sailing  -  The hotel dock provides anchorage for yachts of all sizes.
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  • Villa Vager Mani 4 rooms from £257

    Peloponnese

    A beautiful stone hotel with garden, terraces and stunning views of the sea, mountains and valleys. Rooms are stylish yet homely, with exposed beams, natural materials and tiled floors contrasted with contemporary furnishings. To top it off, a delicious traditional Greek breakfast is served. Superb!

    Local exploring  -  Surrounded with numerous cultural sights to explore and outdoor pursuits to partake in
    Kayaking  -  Sea Κayaking in the Kalamata and Navarino Bay, a natural harbour and ideal spot for kayaking
    Sights nearby  -  Take a romantic stroll in the Old City area of Kalamata and visit Kalamata Castle
    Great walks  -  Great hiking opportunities in Navarino Bay, Kardamyli and Polilimnio
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  • Camvillia Resort 47 rooms from £270

    Vounaria, Peloponnese

    This five-star luxury hotel sits within a beautiful olive grove overlooking the Messinian Gulf. Guests are welcomed to bright suites dressed in an earthy palette; there's an added hint of nature with an olive plant in each room. Relax on the hotel's sandy beach or in the infinity pool. A VIP resort.

    Hideaway  -  Situated in the remote mountain village of Vounaria, this hotel is a perfect hideaway holiday destination
    Romantic Break  -  The beautiful setting, great facilities and responsive service make this hotel a favourite with couples
    Beach Life  -  Located on its own stretch of private beach, this hotel is perfect for a seaside getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Archaea Messene, the site of one of the most important excavated ancient cities in Greece
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  • Euphoria Retreat 45 rooms from £466

    Peloponnese

    An impressive spa retreat inspired by Byzantine design nestled in a densely forested mountainside. Choose from a wide range of treatments, unwind in the pools or languor in the woodland jacuzzi. Benefit from the balanced diet and general spiritual serenity. A truly spoiling stay.

    Spa breaks  -  A destination spa offering an unique healing environment with a wide range of treatments and therapies
    Sights nearby  -  Nearby is Mystras, an UNESCO site with Byzantine churches, palaces and fortresses; ancient and modern Sparta is also nearby
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Outstanding location
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  • Bassa Maina 9 rooms from £544

    Laconia, Peloponnese

    This four-star luxury accommodation is nestled on the coast of southern Greece. The complex is built in the traditional style and has exposed stone walls; the best of the self-contained villas boast four-poster beds, ample living space and a jacuzzi. Dine on the outdoor terrace; an elegant resort.

    Romantic Break  -  The luxurious beds, discreet private setting and personal jacuzzis make this a perfect choice for couples
    Families  -  The spacious private villas are great for families travelling with children, and have ample living space
    Hideaway  -  Nestled on the coast in its own complex, these villas make for a great hideaway holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the picturesque fishing village of Limeni and sample the fresh fish taverns
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels
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  • Amanzo'e 38 rooms from £833

    Argolida, Peloponnese

    Flawless luxury in the Peloponnese. This magnificent Aman hotel comes with signature jaw-dropping villas with private pools and fabulous views. Private beach club, Aman spa. Heaven on earth for discerning guests and families who like a balance of total privacy and Five Star hotel facilities.

    Suites  -  Dazzling private pavilions set in their own gardens with stunning views of an azure Mediterranean and private pools
    Other Activities  -  Back to nature, sailing, island hopping, water sports, hiking, archaeological sites to explore, or just chilling
    Restaurant  -  Four restaurants, alfresco dining, formal and informal, top chefs produce exquisite dishes
    Watersports  -  A fleet of boats and yachts comes with the beach club
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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