Porto Heli - Nafplio - Monemvasia - Elafonisos - Costa Navarino
Explore the most beautiful coasts along Peloponnese to famous Costa Navarino resort. Dive into the blue of Greece's sea.
Porto heli, this cosmopolitan hangout in the Peloponnese has it all. Beautiful beaches backed by the sun-kissed Mediterranean landscape, attractive summer villas, yacht marinas, the island of Spetses across the narrow straits, fresh fish and a lively nightlife are just a few highlights of Porto Heli and Ermioni, a destination for the cognoscenti.
Monemvasia, the medieval town featuring superb architecture and cobbled streets, is an ideal getaway all year round. Its uniqueness and its fairytale atmosphere (the cliches I mentioned before) remain as true as ever. Even if you haven’t studied its history, you see it written on the walls around you. The sense of isolation felt on this legendary rock, cut off from the coast of the Peloponnese by an earthquake in 375 AD, adds to the wonder.
The first high-end sustainable eco-friendly destination in the Mediterranean. The focal point of its philosophy is a genuine desire to promote Messinia, while protecting and preserving its natural beauty, local culture and heritage.Costa Navarino is comprised of several sites, the first of which Navarino Dunes, is featuring two 5-star hotels (The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort and The Westin Resort Costa Navarino), Greece’s first signature golf course.
Drive in luxury through a beautiful road trip at canal of Corinth. The Corinth Canal is an important navigational route which once allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Continue to Porto Heli, our first sea destination. This cosmopolitan hangout in the Peloponnese has it all. Beautiful beaches backed by the sun-kissed Mediterranean landscape and ofcourse our stunning resort. You will dive into the deep blue of Argolic Gulf and enjoy tasty cokteils. You can walk through its beautiful narrow alleys, view the wonderfull landscapes and enjoy a delicious traditional meal.
This morning after you have a tonic breakfast we drive to Nafplio. One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece. The beautiful old city has a wealth of narrow alleyways and streets, steep stairs, taverns serving delicious Greek food, clubs and cafés, and enough sights to fill a week. The coastal road that runs south from Nafplio, on the vest side of the Argolic bay, winds along beaches and mountains, interrupted by small villages, tempting for a coffee break. We continue though a beautiful off road route to famous medieval town of Monemvasia. Magical, mystical, extraordinary, breathtaking, immense, impressive. These are only some of the words people very often use in an effort to describe Monemvasia. The petrified forest of Agia Marina, the exotic beaches of Elafonisos, the gate of Portelo with the harsh waves of the endless blue of the sea the peninsula of Monemvasia will blow your mind. Explore the fascinating mansions, the ornamented Byzantine churches and the narrow cobblestone alleys. The history of Monemvasia will travel you back in time through its prestigious fairytales and its medieval glory. Are you ready for a journey back to the medieval times?
After a good breakfast and a tour at beautiful Monemvasia we ll head for the famous Elofonisos coasts. Mostly famous for its exotic waters, Elafonissos island is the Caribbean of Greece. Simos, Sarakiniko and Panagia are the most beautiful beaches, with the golden sand and the pure water. Simos beach may be the best beach in Greece with soft white sand and clean blue water. There you can swim, enjoy a beverage and taste the delicious greek cuisine.
After exploring this wonderful city we continue our journey to famous resort Costa Navarino through a marvelous off road trip. Costa Navarino is a luxury resort on the Peloponnese coast of Greece. It’s a stunning, family friendly destination offering both traditional hotel accommodation in the form of the Westin Hotel and the luxury of a boutique hotel with the Romanos. Both hotels share the resort facilities, including Agora, a central meeting hub full of restaurants and bars, a championship golf course, a small on-site Aqua Park, fantastic spa and our own Scott Dunn Explorers kids club. There is a great selection of water and land based activities available both within the Costa Navarino resort itself and nearby.
Today we are visiting one of the most beautiful coasts on Peloponnese. Voidokilia is hidden behind sand dunes, which seem to be protecting its secret of magic beauty. The beach of outstanding beauty lies beneath the Old Frankish castle (Paliokastro) and the cave of King Nestor, the ancient King of Pylos, who according to legend, used this cave as a haven for his cattle. Taking the path up from Voidokilia to the Old Navarino castle you will enjoy the wonderful panorama that unfolds in front of you: the Divari lagoon of Gialova, Navarino Bay and the Peloponnesian hills covered with olive trees. After relax and swimming in these crystal blue waters we head back to Athens with a stop to breathtaking lake Stymfalia. Lake Stymfalia is known from ancient times. According to legend, the sixth Labor of Hercules was to kill the ‘Stymfalides Ornithes’, birds with sharp beaks and bronze claws that were nesting in the lake. Hercules startled the birds with the sound of brass rattles built by the god Hephaestus, and given to him by the goddess Athena. When the startled birds took off flying, Hercules killed them with arrows dipped in the poisonous blood of the mythical monster, the Lernaia Hydra.
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