Last Updated on October 15, 2021 by Celeste
The Peloponnese region recently released a promotional video highlighting the beauty and tourism offerings of the area, titled: “Peloponnese: Greece Beyond the Obvious”. The video is part of the region’s tourism campaign aimed at establishing the Peloponnese as a destination to experience genuine Greece and traditional Greek hospitality. The video will motivate last-minute visitors and highlights the easy access to the Peloponnese. Have a look at the video and read on to find our favorite things to do in the Peloponnese for families.
The Peloponnese for families
Over the years, we have been visiting and reviewing many destinations and hotels in the Peloponnese. Due to its easy access by road (no boat or plane needed), it has been on our travel list since the kids were born.
The Peloponnese region is often overlooked by first-time visitors to Greece, but a wealth of things to see and do await families who travel there. From beautiful beaches, excellent family-friendly resorts, Venetian castles, and incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The Peloponnese region of Greece is sometimes mistaken for an island, due to the fact that the Corinth canal separates it from the mainland. It is actually part of the mainland, though, and could arguably be said to have been the center of the ancient Greek world.
Here, you will find some of the major archaeological sites such as Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Ancient Olympia. It’s a place of myth and legend – where Hercules performed 6 of his 12 Labours, where King Agamemnon ruled, and where the first Olympics were held. There is also a rich Venetian heritage, with numerous Venetian castles dotted up and down the coastline. Add on to this warm weather, perfect beaches, and great food, and you can soon see why the Peloponnese deserves consideration for families planning a vacation in Greece!
What to do in the Peloponnese, Greece for families
There is so much to see and do in the Peloponnese, we will list just the most famous in this article. Many of these places can be visited by staying at the two key towns of Nafplio and Kalamata (Costa Navarino). All of these sites can be visited independently, which is great for families planning a road trip around Greece.
Highlights of the Peloponnese
Some of the things to see with your family in the Peloponnese include: