Rich in history and steeped in mythology, the Peloponnese is a large peninsula in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. Named for the founder of the Olympic Games, King Pelops, the peninsula reaches out its rocky, beach-fringed fingers into the azure waters of the Aegean Sea and is home to beautiful countryside dominated by olive groves and carob trees. The Peloponnese has long been a favoured weekend and holiday destination for Athenians due to its proximity to Greece’s capital, its mild climate and peaceful scenery.
The scenic village of Arkoudi is situated on the most western part of the Peloponnese and across from the cosmopolitan island of Zakynthos (Zante). Surrounded by a glittering blue sea, this area is the birthplace of legends and civilisation, blessed by a history that embraces the Greeks and Romans, the Byzantines and Venetians, all drawn here over the millennia because of the region’s beauty, wealth and therapeutic baths. Arkoudi is 50km from the Araxos Airport, 80km from Patras, 10km from Killini Port and 60km from Ancient Olympia which makes it ideal for day trips.
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