Our last stop on the Peloponnese Road Trip was in the majestic town of Delphi. Situated in the mountains the views are stunning and well worth a trip. Oh, in case you had any doubt, the gyros are awesome!
Olympia is one of those ‘bucket list’ destination sites that you need to visit at least once. It was incredible to see the history and the grandeur in this wonderful location.
Although I have to admit it reminded me of Downtown Disney with the restaurants and stores coupled with a number of first class Museums and the ancient grounds where the Olympics first started.
We left Methoni Castle and headed North up the coast to Lake Kaiafas to stay at this little family owned hotel. We booked 4 nights as an opportunity to use it as a base of operations which in hindsight was a mistake. Why you ask? read on …
Described as a Castle that Gandalf would love by one blogger; we have to agree Methoni Castle is a pretty impressive site. For only 2 Euros per adult (kids were free) we got to wander around this fabulous site.
The little village of Marathopoli on the west coast is a great spot for day trips around the countryside. It is a popular tourist area with little cafes, restaurants, a grocery store and two bakeries. We went to the Palace of Nestor, the Archaeological Museum of Chora and then drove down to the Voidokilia beach all in a day.
We left Nafplio and headed to the coast where we stayed in a little town called Marathopoli. One of our first adventures was to the city of Ancient Messene about 60 km North of Kalamata. Ancient Messene was built on the ruins of Ithome around 369BC.
A major centre of Greek Civilization from 2000 BC to 1100 BC the city of Mycenae was home to 30,000 people and likely the seat of power of Agamemnon. We drove from Nafplio as a day trip.