Peloponnesus is a region teeming with myths, traditions, history and living culture. Travellers choose it as a destination not only for its incomparable natural beauty, but because it is a magical place, full of discoveries, charm and secrets. Travelling in Peloponnesus is at the same time a way of becoming acquainted with the origins of western civilisation. Let yourself be captivated by its historical wealth and singular modern reality. A trip to the Peloponnese is the experience of a lifetime and leaves that pleasant feeling that the world is ultimately very rich, very beautiful and very interesting.
Travelling around the Peloponnese with the camper
Travelling around the Peloponnese will give you the chance to meet a variety of ancient civilizations and to stand on the sites where ancient Greeks were standing thousands of years ago.
The best way to see all those interesting sites is to plan a well-organized roadtrip with a camper van. The camper gives you the freedom to travel anytime you prefer, as there is no hotel waiting for you. In most of the greek camp sites you can choose your own spot even if you have a late arrival and check-in the next morning. The highways in the Peloponnese are all recently built, which makes driving a lot easier. In the villages the roads are narrower but you can still reach them with a camper.
In the Peloponnese you can find many beautiful campsites of high quality and excellent services.
If you don't own a camper van you can always rent one in Athens and start your dream holidays as soon as possible.
Many cultures have come and gone, and left relatively little for us to know them by.
But there are a couple of reasons why we know so much about the Greeks.
Firstly, they built monuments in stone. Huge temples and agoras, or market places appeared wherever they settled. They decorated the buildings with scenes of daily life, warfare and sea battles. They buried their dead in graveyards, and the headstones are some of the most poignant sculptures ever made.
Secondly, the Greeks were greatly admired by the Romans, who helped preserve greek drama and other writings. The plays of Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles are still performed today.
So whatever your reason for going to the lands once inhabited by the ancient Greeks, there's plenty to see and discover.