PLACES TO VISIT
The area has a wealth of ancient and historical sites, there are charming fishing villages and the delightful regional capital city Kalamata is only 40 minutes away. The landscape is breathtakingly beautiful, with mountains and lush green hills as well as rivers and waterfalls. There are fantastic village and waterside tavernas serving exceptionally good food grown locally in the fertile plains of Kalamata.
The Peloponnese is considered to produce some of the best wines in Greece.
Historical sites (please hover over picture, or tap to identify)
There are many ancient and historical sites in the area. A good guide to them all can be found here:
or try this website which has information about holidays in the Peloponnese:
Petalidi is the nearest town, less than 10 minutes away by car. A very pretty small harbourside town centred around the church square. Here you will find lots of shops, cafés and tavernas around the square and on the water front.
Koroni is a charming town about 25 minutes south by car, it has the ruins of an old castle, winding backstreets and steps and many good bars and tavernas on the harbour front.
Pylos, a charming port and harbour, is about 45 minutes away by car on the west coast and is very historical, it has two castles and is on Navarino bay. The Battle of Navarino took place in the bay in 1827. It is a wonderful place for sunsets.
Finikounda is a small village on the south coast, a very pretty and quaint little place with fishing boats and tavernas on the beach and the harbour. About 40 minutes away by car.
Nearby Place to Eat
Eating out in the area is a delight, the food and wines are local and delicious, and many are in wonderful waterside and mountain village locations:
O Platanos, The Plane Tree, is our nearest and probably the best nearby taverna. It is a 15 minute walk from the Villas, 5 minutes by car. Family run, it serves delicious traditional local dishes with the warmest of service. Everyone's favourite!
O Vrachos, The Rock, is 2 km from the villas and set above a beach and the sea, with really breathtaking views across the sea to the mountains beyond. The food is good and there is great live traditional Greek music there on selected evenings. It has a soft seating café area as well.
Peroulia is a nearby beachside taverna, about 15 km South. Great food and pretty location:
Sti Brisi is a lovely taverna in Petalidi. It is right on the edge of the sea, next to a beach and has beautiful views across the bay to the mountains beyond. The food is simple good Greek food and affordable prices.