From glistening waters to feeling like an archeologist, the top eight things to do in the Peloponnese with family demonstrate why the peninsula is the best for families visiting Greece as you embrace local spirit and endless wonders that spread across time.
With ancient history that captures epic legends to quiet lapping waters that provide the perfect beach experience, shimmering cities to incredible castles, no matter your travel style and preferences, your family can fulfill your interests when exploring the Peloponnese.
Find adventure, embrace charm, and indulge in the quintessential charisma of Greece without ever leaving the mainland for an easy, accessible, and unforgettable family vacation.
Whether encouraging future archeologists or eager to explore the myths that inspire children of all ages, the Peloponnese bring legends to life.
Uncover ruins as a family, explore mysterious temples, enjoy captivating stories of the past, witness an incredible theater that staged stories of gods, and explore a kingdom deeply rooted in the myths of the Iliad and Odyssey.
From battling like Spartans to competing like Olympians, when exploring the ruins around the Peloponnese you will uncover the essential folklore and passion that set the foundations for historic Greece.
Highlights: Mycenae • Messene • Sparta • Arcadia • Corinth • Mistras • Olympia
From fortified Byzantine cities to elegant seaside lanes paved with marble, the historic capitals along the Peloponnese tell the story of Greece as divided city-states and a united nation.
Capture a glimpse of the country as it unified for the first time in the 19th century, explore a former strategic powerhouse along the edge of the isthmus, or capture artifacts that display the heights of an ancient power.
When visiting the capitals that brim with history across the Peloponnese, your family does not only explore the past, but becomes immersed in the exciting life, culture, and heritage each city possesses today.
Highlights: Mystras • Corinth • Nafplio • Sparta
Theater in Greece was more than just a way to pass the time and instead captured new stories and shared impressive legends, some of which have withstood the test of time. No matter the age of your children, you can become storytellers or audience members as you discover the variety of ancient theaters that still stand across the Peloponnese.
From an ancient design that could hold up to 16,000 spectators to stadium seating in view of defensive walls once designed to keep out invading Spartans, you can embrace ruins that remain intact or find traces of history rising out of the earth.
Highlights: Messene • Sicyon • Epidaurus
Exploring museums while in the Peloponnese provides context to the surrounding marvels of ancient ruins, where cities, streets, and remaining architecture can act as open-air galleries.
The right guide carefully unfolds the intrigue of each new destination, with unique artifacts and distinctive information meant for children of all ages.
Whether a scavenger hunt through ancient caves or a performance at a grand, classic theater, the right guide bridges the past with the present to create historical empathy.
Highlights: Corinth • Epidaurus • Isthmia • Bassae • Messene
Beyond the ruins, the Peloponnese are a remarkable demonstration of natural wonder and timeless beauty in Greece. Local trails can give your entire family a new appreciation for pristine nature and ancient history as you connect to sleepy Byzantine villages or find a remote, sandy cove.
Pass steep gorges, embrace vistas of rushing river valleys, or enjoy views to rolling mountain peaks as you partake in a hike that can take your family an hour, a day, or span multiple days along the winding coastline to reach the most southern point of Mainland Greece.
Highlights: Taygetus • Kardamyli • Palamidi Fortress • Menalon Trail • Cape Tainaron
The Peloponnese has a variety of beaches that can provide the perfect backdrop, ambiance, or adventure for your family’s preferences. With some of the most gorgeous coastline in the entire country, the beaches resemble picturesque postcards that display endless stretches of untouched shores pressed against soaring mountains.
Waters, with their shifting shades of blue, glisten and sand dunes roll against the quiet edge of lapping sea. Find rocky cliffs and sea caves or sunbathing beds and umbrellas for endless opportunities to enjoy Greece’s relaxed coastal lifestyle.
Highlights: Kalogria Beach • Simos • Mavrovouni • Voidokilia
Discovering the remarkable landscapes of the Peloponnese demonstrates the art of nature as you find exceptional and unique relationships between the shifting scenery and local communities and civilizations.
From fossilized forests and crystal-clear waters to flavorful olive groves, caves that whisper rumors of the gods, and rugged coastline lined with quiet fishing villages, the landscape possesses legendary beauty that tells stories of the past and present.
Highlights: Ridomo Gorge • Kalamata • Petrified Palm Forest • Caves of Diros
The charismatic towns across the Peloponnese take you beyond the obvious and immerse your family in timeless beauty, endless charm, and panoramas that sweep across rugged hills or turquoise waters. Find a medieval castle on a remote island or witness a selection of fishing villages connected by a small road.
Explore an ethereal collection of medieval homes perched on a hilltop or find a quiet plaza paved with cobblestones. Listen to the legend of Hercules, learn more about the rumors of Hades, and find elements of Venetian design as you uncover the layered wonders of the towns across the Peloponnese.
Highlights: Monemvasia • Areopolis • Neo Oitylos • Vathia • Lagia • Gerolimenas
The Peloponnese is known as the land of legends and will immerse your family in the wonders of Greece, from ancient history to enchanting natural beauty.
Whether finding medieval castles or wandering along the cobbled lanes of coastal towns, searching for signs of the mythological to discovering the land of Odysseus, your entire family will feel the allure of the Peloponnese peninsula.
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