A taste of paradise
And where culture ends, nature begins. The Peloponnese doesn’t just boast imposing mountains and lush valleys, but also a wonderful coastline. Without doubt one of the most wonderful experiences is to spend a day on the beach at Elafonisos, an exotic island of just 19 sq km whose beautiful beaches and bays serve up fine white sand, emerald waters and a rare cedar forest.
The Diros Caves (75km due south) are noteworthy not just for their extraordinary stalagmites and stalactites but also as one of the most important Neolithic burial sites in Europe. Amongst other remains, two adult human skeletons were found here from a burial dating to the 4th millennium BC.