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Diving in Peloponnese

Steeped in antiquity, the Peloponnese Peninsula showcases some of the most memorable Mediterranean dives, with unforgettable shipwrecks and copious marine life.

Diving in Peloponnese

Quick facts

Loutraki is one of the highest recommended regions in the Peloponnese peninsula for diving, offering splendid variety. The Andros Wreck is one of the most famous wrecks in the country because of its easy access and shallow depth, allowing plenty of light to filter down. Bring your camera, you are definitely going to want to grab a shot of this beauty.

Check out the impressive rock formations and canyons at the Blue Canyon site. For reef diving, go to Atlas Reef, which you can reach from the shore.

Pilos is another great spot, found down on the southwestern corner of the peninsula. The relaxed atmosphere is catching, and you’re bound to want to stay a day or two longer than originally planned.

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What to see

Expect to see creatures of all sizes during your trip to the Peloponnese peninsula. Sponges and coral make a stunning, living backdrop for the hundreds of fish that make their way amongst the colorful formations. Eels can be spotted, watching you from their cavernous homes, and octopi cling in their crevices.

Out in deep water huge grouper are common as well as schools of quick, flickering tuna.


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The ancient Peloponnese Peninsula juts out angularly from Greece, separated from the mainland by the Gulf of Corinth. Technically an island after some manmade modifications, the Peloponnese is only tentatively connected to the body of Greece.

Don’t think, though, that it is cut off in any way. As the home front for 1821 Greek War of Independence, the Peloponnese region is one of the most vital political players in the country.

Since prehistoric times, this peninsula has held great authority. Relics from times long past lie scattered across the landscape, and tell the story of a powerful civilization.

Other attractions

The Peloponnese were the home of the very first Olympic Games in 776 BC. Head to Olympia to see the sanctuary where these iconic, world influencing events occurred. Unreal castles and promenades await you in Nafplion, tucked in a Peloponnesian bay. Stunning ancient buildings adorn the landscape, and the museums here are filled with archeological wonders.

Getting there

Fly into Athens, then head over to the peninsula on your choice of transportation. Fly, train, bus, and boat are all excellent options for public transportation. If you crave a bit more convenience, renting a car is definitely a must.


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