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 59/100
Maximim temperature between 20°C and 22°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.
Bad weather indicators68%Light showers
Light showers - averaging between 10.5mm and 17.5mm per week.
Sunbathing indicators60%Good weather
Mostly sunny (60% to 80% sunshine).
Sea temperature between 20 °C and 22°C. Wind speed between 4 mph and 7 mph.
Wind indicators70%Light wind
Light winds (between 6mph and 12mph).
Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.