Peloponnese (Greek: Πελοπόννησος) is a peninsula and geographic region in southern Greece. It is separated from the central part of the country by the Gulf of Corinth.

  • - Sights: The Peloponnese possesses many important archaeological sites dating from the Bronze Age through to the Middle Ages. Among the most notable are Bassae (ancient town and the temple of Epikourios Apollo), Corinth (ancient city), Epidaurus (ancient religious and healing centre), Koroni (medieval seaside fortress and city walls), Kalamata Acropolis (medieval acropolis and fortress located within the modern city), Messene (ancient city), Methoni (medieval seaside fortress and city walls), Mistra (medieval Byzantine fortress-town near Sparta and UNESCO World Heritage Site), Monemvasia (medieval fortress-town), Mycenae (fortress-town of the eponymous civilization), Olympia (site of the Ancient Olympic Games), Sparta, Pylos (the Palace of Nestor and a well-preserved medieval/early modern fortress), Pavlopetri (the oldest underwater city in the world, located in Vatika Bay, dating from the early Bronze Age 3,500 BCE), Tegea (ancient religious centre), Tiryns (ancient fortified settlement) and Diros caves (4000 - 3000 BC).
  • - Gatronomy: Specialities of the region are Hilopites, Kalamata (olive), Kolokythopita, Piperopita, Syglino (pork meat), Diples (dessert) and Galatopita (dessert).


International Airport
Kalamata International Airport "Captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos"
Araxos Airport


Weather (average)
January: 10°C | 50°F
February: 10°C | 50°F
March: 13°C | 55°F
April: 15°C | 59°F
May: 20°C | 68°F
June: 24°C | 75°F
July: 26°C | 79°F
August: 27°C | 81°F
September: 23°C | 73°F
October: 19°C | 66°F
November: 15°C | 59°F
December: 11°C | 52°F

Public Transportation

Largest towns
Patras (Πάτρα)
Kalamata (Καλαμάτα)
Corinth (Κόρινθος)
Tripoli (Τρίπολη)
Argos (Άργος)
Pyrgos (Πύργος)
Aigion (Αίγιο)
Sparta (Σπάρτη)
Nafplion (Ναύπλιο)