Τhe Peloponnese is one of Greece’s most unspoilt regions, renowned as much for its archaeological treasures as its outstanding natural beauty. Myths and legend lie around every corner of the mountainous landscape, which is dotted with colourful villages and fragranced by olive and citrus trees, herbs and flowers. An abundance of sandy beaches, cultural and historical experiences and warm Greek hospitality makes the region the ideal destination for family holidays.
The region has become famous all over the world for its numerous and important archaeological findings, but mostly, for the remnants of the ancient Olympia. A number of beautiful villages are spread all over its mountains and each one carries its own legends and traditional wealth. Every plot of land is cultivated with olive trees, grapevines, orange trees and other produce. As for the coastline… the white sand spreads for many kilometres alongside the clear, limpid blue sea.
There are many places worth a visit, within in a short distance from the Grecotel Olympia Riviera Resort: Beautiful landscapes, unique ancient monuments like the temple of Apollo Epikouros, traditional settlements like the picturesque Lambeia and the colourful villages of Andritsena, Karytena and Dimitsana, the famous mineral springs of Kaiafa, the seaside settlements of Kourouta and Arkoudi well known for their intense night life and the unique sunset over the Ionian Sea and, of course, the fabulous Forest of Foloi, that used to give shelter to the mythical Centaurs.