Last stop: Koroni

Greece, Peloponnese, Koroni
We conclude our trip in Peloponnese with a visit to Koroni. This is not only our last stopover but also our last post about Greece! For the next few months (or even years!) we will venture around Europe. Before reaching Koroni we pass by a couple of beaches that are worth a stop or a stay-over: the first is close to Methoni and the other is the immense beach of Finikounda, one of Peloponnese’s most famous.

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The byzantine town of Mystras


This archaeological site undoubtedly belongs to the “not to be missed” attractions of Peloponnese listed on the UNESCO heritage of humanity sites. It’s a deserted though intact byzantine town built uphill so be prepared for a good long walk uphill; it took us five hours to explore it, starting from the lower town to the ruined castle and back again. The main attraction are the many churches decorated with beautiful frescoes. A very well-spent morning!

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Elona monastery and Kosmas

Greece, Peloponnese, Elona Monastery
Coming from Leonidio, on the road to visit the byzantine fortified town of Mistras, we make a stop at the impressive monastery of Elona, and then at the mountainous (over one thousand meters of altitude!) village of Kosmas, where we discover an oasis of coolness. It could be a perfect spot in case you want to escape summer heat…

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