Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

#uniquedestinations Laconia (Λακωνία) is an area of Peloponnesos with many popular destinations, wonderful beaches, unique archeological sites, Byzantine churches, picturesque villages and much more. However, few know that in Laconia there are two of the most important sunken ancient cities in Greece and probably in Europe. Both are easily accessible and the visitor could admire…

Apaggio – The secret beach of Cavo Maleas

On the far edge of Lakonia (in Peloponnesos or Peloponnese) near the coastal town of Neapoli, at the unexplored Cavo Maleas (aka Cape Maleas or Cavo Malias) (Κάβο Μαλέας ή Μαλιάς), you will find one of the last unspoiled and secret beaches of Southern Greece. Cavo Maleas separates the Laconian Gulf in the west from the…

No time to waste at Fokianos Bay

What separates the beautiful town of Leonidio from one of the best beaches in Greece is an hour and 34 klm of not so easy mountain driving. But it is certainly worth the effort. This breathtaking beach is located in a protected bay ringed by cliffs. The clear blue waters gives you the impression that…

The amazing craters of Didyma

#uniquedestinations Didyma (Δίδυμα) is a historic village in the prefecture of Argolida in Greece. Until World War II, the village was called Didymoi (Δίδυμοι), which means twins in Greek. The origin of the name is explained in two ways, first that it came from Mount Didymos or that it was adopted by the Twin Caves…

Kyparissi : The unknown “island” of Peloponnesos

Kyparissi is a small village in Lakonia, squashed between the slopes of Mountain Parnonas and the shores of Myrtoan Sea. It has a character and an architectural style quite different from other seaside villages of Peloponnesos. Until the 1970s there was no motorway leading to the village and the main way of communicating with the mainland…

Discover 5 of the best beaches in Arcadia – Greece

Arcadia is a region in Peloponnesos, which is most commonly known for its picturesque mountain villages and as a very popular destination for winter holidays. However with a very long coastal line, along Myrtoan sea, which starts near Nafplio in the north and ends near Monemvasia in the south, it has many to offer as…