Navarino Bay, an expedition to Pylos and Gialova

A Kitesurfer at Navarino Bay, close to Gialova beach. Gialova, Messenia, Peloponnese

Gialova is a small coastal village in the Bay of Navarino. The harbour is formed by a long, rocky island (Sphacteria) running along the coast.

Skoutari, turquoise gem full of surprises…

Sunrise at Agia Varvara beach, Skoutari, Laconia, Peloponnese

The first thing we saw at Skoutari bay was a long and shallow beach with a tavern. Further along was an inviting turquoise sandy beach. And another one…  and another one…

Elafonisos island, heavenly beaches at a pirates’ base

Simos beach (Fragos & Sarakiniko) at Elafonisos island. Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece

Elafonisos, meaning “the island of deers”, was an important hunting place in the ancient times. Small red deers used to live there.  The ancient traveler Pausanias, reported Elafonisos as a peninsula. He also noted there were many sanctuaries in the area devoted to the goddess of hunting, Artemis.

Orea’s Frankish Castle and Lepida Waterfalls

The main tower wall at Orea's Castle. Kynouria, Arcadia, Peloponnese

The Frankish princess welcomed the sun rising over the Argolic gulf every morning. Her castle, built on top of the hill, offered a panoramic view of the area. She could see as far as the shores of Argolis and the island of Spetses. She could feel the chilly air coming from the fir wood of… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Orea’s Frankish Castle and Lepida Waterfalls

A hike at Lousios gorge and a visit to Prodromou and Philosophou monasteries

Fishing trout at Lousios river. Arcadia, Peloponnese

After spending a beautiful night  at the Asclepieio of Gortys we decided to join Rennate and George, a German couple we met the day before, for a morning hike at Lousios gorge. Christos went fishing trout at the river.

About Peloponnese

Sunrise light on the Messenian gulf as seen from Peroulia village. Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece

The spirit of a place is more or less what the observer effect reflects upon it. This is especially true for the Peloponnese, where an uninterrupted human activity for millenia, has left the marks of man’s eternal struggle for survival and for understanding the world. Quite often in vain! Introducing the Peloponnese (also Peloponnesos) Peloponnesos means… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το About Peloponnese