When to go?
Peloponnese is a region you can travel to year-round, but the best times to visit Peloponnese are during May and June. At the end of spring and the start of summer, the weather in this historical region is warm and welcoming with little chance of rain. You can enjoy all your sunny days on the beach in summer, watch (and even help out with) the olive harvest in fall, and experience Christmas vibes in its cobblestone streets in winter. You can also avoid the crowd and disappointments if you visit this region during May and June. Tourists pour in during the summer season, and in winter and early spring, many attractions may be closed due to Easter and Christmas. Another great reason to travel during May is the Paleologia Festival on the 29th of May. The Paleologia Festival is dedicated to honouring the last Byzantine emperor, Constantine Paleologos, and it is the most important celebration in Mystras. You can learn more about the region’s history in the memorial ceremony and get a taste of its culture in music and sporting events.
Do & See: What to Expect in Peloponnese
You can immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Peloponnese, as this peninsula is home to many historic spots and architectural wonders in Greece. You can explore the ancient sites (like Olympia, Mycenae, and Corinth) and visit medieval monasteries and castles, or simply admire the traditional stone-built houses characterized by tile roofs, flourishing gardens, and their beautifully antiquated vibes. With Peloponnese being surrounded by the sea, you can savour some of the freshest seafood in this region. Get ready for calamari fried in olive oil, grilled octopus, and other fresh catch from the Ionian Sea.
This region is blessed with fertile soil, and you can relish its fresh produce in traditional tavernas. Savour some moussaka made with the Tsakoniki aubergine, artichokes with the avgolemono sauce, and locally grown wine Augoustiatis and Agiorgitiko. Peloponnese is an outdoor lover’s paradise. With countless white-sand beaches, hiking trails, and water sports varieties, you can enjoy an adventure under the warm Mediterranean sun every day.