No longer a peninsula, the Peloponnese has been a fully fledged island since the completion of the Corinth Canal, 82 feet wide and 3.7 miles in length, in 1893. Crossed by the Ionian Sea, the northern coast is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches and pine forests (Achaļa region) and pretty little villages that run along the coast to the Gulf of Corinth. It is a perfect destination for quiet holidays on the seaside.
The Corinth Canal has made Peloponnese a large island. The coasts here are still wild, especially in the west. The North of Peloponnese is a good starting point for excursions to the rest of the mainland.
Not far away: fabulous theatre of Epidaurus, Mystra, Olympia, Delphi and Nafplion.
+ The beaches
+ The proximity of small mountain villages in the centre and the archaeological sites
- Very high temperatures in summer
- The distances to cover on the roads are not very attractive
Know routes you are taking well before you leave, exits from the motorways can take you by surprise; they can be easily missed.
Taxis are expensive given the distances that must be travelled in this part of the continent. Think about renting a car.
Try the Greek specialties such as moussaka, fried food, salads and fish. Wine is produced in the Peloponnese, the climate gives good conditions for good grape varieties.
To bring back
In the towns, many small shops allow you to shop for some souvenirs to bring home.
These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Patras . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Patras so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Patras , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.
Overall rating 86/100
Temperature indicators98%Hot / Optimal
The maximum temperature is <24°, temperature felt between 30°C and 33°C.
Bad weather indicators78%Light showers
Light showers - averaging between 10.5mm and 17.5mm per week.
Sunbathing indicators80%Sunny / Optimal
Sunny (over 80% sunshine).
High air temperature (>24°C), pleasant sea temperature (between 22°C and 24°C), moderate to weak winds (between 6 mph and 7 mph).
Wind indicators68%Light warm breeze
Near optimal comfort: moderate to light winds (between 6 mph and 7 mph) in a warm enviromnment (>24°C).
Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.