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Elis is a place filled with history, archaeological sites, stunning mountain peaks, and sublime sandy beaches splash by the Ionian Sea. For your holidays and travel in Greece, it is the perfect destination all year round.
Located on the west side of the Peloponnese is a very important part of the region and also home to Olympia – the birth place of the Olympic Games. Here you can step back in time, and spend the day wandering around the ancient site, taking in the full history and magic of one of the most important ancient sites in Greece.
Elis is a region that is increasingly popular to visitors from Greece and from the rest of the world as well. It is a place where you can find peace, tranquility, beauty and places of great interest. There is more than enough to fascinate nature admirers: beautiful hills, vast olive groves, valleys, forests, ravines, streams and dozens of waterfalls fed by four legendary rivers (Neda, Alfios, Pinios and Erimanthos).
Achaia has many attractions to show and hosts numerous challenges for the active visitor. The region offers a range of emotions and opportunities for recreation, entertainment, leisure, rest and sight-seeing.
The mild climate of the county, the alternation of landscapes, mountains, seas, lakes, rivers, canyons, caves, waterfalls, natural reserves, forests, etc. provides the visitor to enjoy the natural beauty throughout the year.
The capital of this region is Patras. The country’s third largest city is most famously known for its port, its annual carnival – with a history spanning 180 years, vividly colored with pagan, French, Turkish and Venetian influences – and its spectacular 2,880-meter-long Rio-Antirrio bridge. But Achaia has a lot more things to see and to do for any type of visitor.
Laconia is the southernmost prefecture of mainland Greece and of course continental Europe. It is rightly considered an excellent tourist destination thanks to the morphology of the land, combining mountain and sea, and on the other hand its rich history, preserving findings from prehistoric times and cultural monuments from antiquity to the present day. Ancient temples and theaters, monasteries, castles, caves, enchanting beaches are just some of the attractions of Laconia that seduce and provoke even the most skeptical visitor.
Laconia is history, it is honored land, and it is mountains, lowlands
and sea together. Laconia is people, is virtues and is beauties; the
historic aura that diffuses into the atmosphere is soothing and
sensational, creating the impression of a vast museum with a multitude
of monuments from the ancient, Byzantine and modern times. It’s all you
want to live at least once in your life. It’s the paradise that you
should not miss…
The legendary Sparta, Mystras and its imperial grandeur, Monemvasia with its Castle, the God of Gods of Gythio, the emerald challenge Elafonisos, the wild beauty of Laconian Mani, the last mainland of Europe in Neapoli, the fertile valley of Evrotas , the picturesque villages of Taygetos and Parnonas and the Greek fjord in Gerakas are just some of the stations on a journey that you will never want to finish
The region of Corinthia is definitely a place to spend wonderful holidays in winter or summer, to discover a place of Greek history, and to taste excellent hospitality. High mountains, tranquil creeks, green meadows and ancient myths wander around you. Small villages with clean beaches, archaeological sites and citadels, areas of amazing beauty are just few of the elements that the beautiful and historic region of Corinthia offers.
The city of Corinth was renowned as one of the most powerful and affluent cities in Greece during Hellenistic and Roman times, and very skillful at commerce. There was the Corinth canal that helped the easiest and safest transportation of the goods of the Corinthian land (raisins, wine,olive oil) till nowadays and is a must stop to admire the abrupt cliffs plunging some 80m down to sea level
Corinthia will become part of your most fantastic memories and excursions.
Argolida is a very fertile area with orange gardens and olive groves surrounded by mountains and sea and has a mild climate during the whole year. These conditions attracted people since ancient times and facilitated the burst of the famous Mycenaean civilization that ruled from 1600 to 1000 BC.
Nowadays, you can visit Argolida for various reasons. It’s a quick excursion from the capital Athens and you can see some of the more interesting ancient’s sites of the country such as the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus or the Tholos tombs of Mycenae. The picturesque city of Nafplio can be used as a base in order to explore and experience real emotions by participating in one of the numerous activities that this region and its people offer.
Arcadia is a destination that every naturalist and not only has to explore. Incredible alternations and contrasts of landscapes create images like in fairy tales. It is situated in the centre of the Peloponnese, has huge mountains and is washed by the Argolis gulf and Myrtoan Sea. Arcadia’s natural relief is exceptionally beautiful with regions of an intense archaeological interest and historic locations.
Mountainous Arkadia offers a rich and beautiful natural environment that satisfy anyone visiting its picturesque villages. That’s why it’s also one of the most popular winter destinations of Greece.
In the northwest lies Mountain Mainalo with its well-known traditional villages, such as Vytina, Lagadia, Dimitsana, Stemnitsa, Karytaina and Levidi. The attraction for the whole area is the wonderful fir forest of Menalo and the renovated ski resort that meets all the requirements for ideal winter getaways.
Messinia on the south west part of Peloponnese has so many different beauties! The scenic citadels, the traditional villages, the exotic beaches, the green nature, the mountains, the rivers, the lakes, the canyons and the rare ecosystems are all there, open to visitors who are willing to discover them.
During your visit there, do not let the dream beaches and the summer beauties absorb you. It is worth a walk in the heart of Messinia, in the gorges of Taygetos, in the running waters, in virgin and pure places that will give you this little more, but enough to tell the experience of the “wonders of the Messinian land” for the rest of your life.
Messinia is enough to convince you that there are still places that look like paradise. With a starting point in Kalamata, a beautiful seaside town, you can follow so many routes that even if you had plenty of time, this would never be enough.
Great offers and great people! Recommended 100% we’ll repeat if we comeback to Kalamata. Thanks Inga and Tassos!
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They are the best option for your holiday! I enjoyed a lot travelling in this way because I discovered another Greece, out of the typical turistic sites! Great atmosphere as well, they are very kind and they know as anyone else the beautiful Peloponesse. Totally recommended!
In the pottery class I had with Ilias, I could gain first experiences on the pottery wheel. Ilias is a great teacher and inspirational pottery master. I am glad that Local Moods made this unique and creative experience possible!