Peloponnese villas with pools, cottages, self catering accommodation, holiday rental, holiday homes to let, villa with private and shared pools on the Greek peninsula of Pelopennese.
The Peloponnese is a large peninsula in the southernmost part of Greece from which it is separated by the Corinthian canal. It has two connections to the mainland, the natural Isthmus and the Rio Antiro Bridge.
Like many Greek destinations the area is known by a number of names, the Pelopennese, Peloponnesos, Peloponnesus, Peloponnisos as well as the Greek Πελοπ?ννησος. To cap it all it is sometimes found also under Peleponnese.
Traveling to Peloponnese is best either via indirect flights to Kalamata International (serviced by Easyjet on Saturdays and Thomas Cook on Sundays) airport (KLX) or there are direct flights to Athens International airport (ATH) which is around 300 km drive, serviced by Thomas Cook, Easyjet, British Airways, Olympic Air, KLM and Lufthansa.
The Peloponnese climate is perfect for family holidays from April to October is there is lots of sunshine, its nice and warm and there is little rainfall. The pool at the villa comes in handy for cooling off in the hotter months of July and August.
The Peloponnese peninsula has a mountainous hinterland and a dramatic coastline with numerous coves. There are four principal protrusions to the south, the Messenian peninsula, the Cape Malea peninsula, The Mani Peninsula and the Argolid.
Just off the coast of the Pelopennese peninsula are the Argo-Saronic islands and another group the Ionian Islands which includes Kythera.
The area is rich in history, it was inhabited way back in prehistoric times and through the ages it has been the scene of many a battle. There are numerous archeological sites on the peninsula including those at Sparta and Olympia.
Greek legend is rich in the area in particular the mythological here Pelops was said to have made his conquests here and indeed Peloponnesos means "Island of Pelops".
The area is much enjoyed these days for its beaches and the sea with quiet seaside resorts attracting visitors to enjoy Peloponnesian hospitality and holiday in Peloponnese villas.