Experience the Mythical Peloponnese

May 31, 2019
The Peloponnese is a spectacular mosaic of fascinating history and breathtaking landscapes. From the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus to the hallowed ground of Ancient Olympia and the frescoed Byzantine chapels of Mystras, over the centuries the Peloponnese has played a pivotal role in shaping the fate of modern Greece. Rugged tree lined mountains cascading into fertile valleys and a golden crown of sandy coasts frame the mesmerizing scenery of the Peloponnesian peninsula, with rows upon rows of evergreen olive groves set against the infinite blue of the Aegean Sea. Add to this some of the most stylish and luxurious resorts in the country and you have just about everything you need to start planning your next trip to the enchanting south of mainland Greece.

The northeastern edge of the Peloponnese is home to the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus that is quite possibly the best-preserved theater of its kind as well as one of the most important entertainment venues in the ancient Greek world. Set within a beautiful natural landscape, the theater combines a meticulously thought out and sophisticated design with a flawless sense of symmetry to create its near legendary acoustics. Just an hour’s drive to the south you will find Amanzoe, an ultrachic, luxury resort that places the health and well-being of its guests at the epicenter of its philosophy. Set on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean and offering an incredible panorama of its pristine natural surroundings, the resort’s location is hard to beat. Glossy, contemporary and peaceful, Amanzoe looks like a modern-day version of the Acropolis with marbled colonnades and stone giving shape to the resort’s impressive façade. On-site you will also find a 2,850-square-meter-Spa that draws inspiration from the ancient healing practices of Hippocrates. Expect massages, exercise regimens, yoga and meditation classes led by world-famous professionals as well as sea-baths featuring the use of local natural products!

Mystras is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Greece’s most famous archaeological sites. The medieval citadel was the last bastion of Hellenism before the Ottoman conquest and the cradle of Byzantine art and Neo-Platonic philosophy. As such, Mystras is also the place where the Byzantine Empire experienced its final cultural renaissance. Tucked away in the shadow of Mount Taygetos and its verdant pine forest you will find Euphoria, an exquisite retreat that harmoniously blends in with the monastic, Byzantine architecture of Mystras. The Euphoria Retreat embraces the ancient Greek concept of a blissful life and it aims to be a catalyst for personal transformation and to rejuvenate the bodies and the minds of its guests through an eclectic blend of ancient Greek and Chinese techniques including holistic wellness treatments, yoga and mindfulness classes complemented by an innovative approach to gastronomy and nutrition.

Ancient Olympia in the western part of the Peloponnese is the birthplace of the Olympic games. Also referred to as the “Valley of the Gods” it is a site of tremendous historical importance that is also home to the stadium where the original Olympic games were hosted from 776 B.C up until 393 AD. Today you can see the area where athletes used to train, visit the local museums and admire the impressive remains of Zeus’s temple that housed the gold and ivory statue of the ancient Greek father of the Gods - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Less than two hours away from Olympia you’ll find the Romanos Resort at Costa Navarino. Surrounded by olive groves and overlooking the enchanting Ionian Sea, the resort offers an experience of exclusive luxury in one of the most off the beaten path destinations in Greece. Think rooms with private infinity pools, two state-of-the-art golf courses and an award-winning luxury spa with treatments inspired by ancient wellbeing practices.

If you are looking for your next escape, we can help you plan it! Whether you are looking to discover the cultural treasures of the Peloponnese, take in its breathtaking beauty and peaceful ambience, or just relax under the Mediterranean sun while enjoying the comforts of the most extraordinary resorts in Greece, our TrueTrips team will make sure that your next holiday trip is nothing short of amazing. A bespoke luxury experience just as you want it!

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