What to do
Peloponnese is a peninsula in Southern Greece. It is connected to the central part of the country by the Isthmus of Corinth land bridge which separates the Gulf of Corinth from the Saronic Gulf. Peloponnese is a region with great archeological sites such as ancient Olympia and Epidaurus. This location has amazing natural beauty, unique castles, beautiful beaches and coasts. During the summer season, many tourists arrive in Peloponnese in order to combine holidays with culture. Western and Southern Peloponnese is, also, renowned for its high quality olive oil production. Last but not least, the region’s vineyards are contributing to Greece’s wine reputation.
If you chose to completely unplug and stay in our villas located in the Western Peloponnese, you are invited to take a journey back in time to the glory years of the Olympic Games. A day’s visit to the birthplace of the Olympic Games will not suffice, so much is there to absorb. The scale of ancient Greek history never ceases to astound us. In this corner of the Peloponnese, the father of gods and men was worshipped; this is the site of Zeus’ most magnificent sanctuary.
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Add an extra dash of luxury to your holidays in Porto Heli by hiring your own private chef. Treat your taste buds to gourmet inspirations and local specialties that will leave you asking for more.
Hire your own private car and discover the area of Porto Heli on your own pace. Plan your travels and stopovers according to your desires without ever having to look at your watch. It is your holiday after all, enjoy it to the maximum!
Activities in Peloponnese
History & Culture
If you love history Peloponnese is the place to be!
Monemvasia, Mani, Ancient Olympia, Epidavros and Ancient Mycynae are some of the destinations you can’t miss! For those choosing to stay in one of our villas close to the Porto Heli area, the ancient theater of Epidavros represents the finest and best-preserved example of a classical Greek theatre. Even by today’s standards, this monument stands out as a unique artistic achievement through its admirable integration into the landscape. Are you ready to watch your first ancient tragedy?
The beaches of Peloponnese are famous for their crystal water and the quiet relaxing atmosphere they offer. Don’t miss the opportunity to spend your day near to wonderful beaches such as Hinitsa beach, Ververonta beach, Godail and Saint Emilianos beach in Porto Heli.
Food and Dining
Peloponnese offers a lot of traditional taverns with various types of cusine where you can satisfy your culinary desires or you can visit Spetses island that is only 10 minutes ride from Porto Heli to enjoy a nice meal or a cool cocktail during the night.
Hinitsa tavern (+30 27540 57245)
A seafront Porto Heli’s tavern with traditional greek food. Try to visit it around sunset, best time to get a table before the place gets full with regulars.
Papadias (+30 27540 52342)
One of the oldest greek traditional taverns in Porto Heli , it has opened his doors since 1958. Enjoy its homemade secret recipes cooked only with fresh ingredients.
Orloff (+30 22980 75255)
This lovely restaurant is located right at the entrance of the Old Harbor of Spetses and has opened his doors as Orloff since 1991. It became the locals favorite with its marble cute outdoor tables that offer great view.
Sioras (+30 22980 73497)
Located at the old port of Spetses, Sioras greek tavern and its friendly staff will satisfy tour requests.
Ostria (+30 27540 53625)
A restaurant in Porto Heli with Mediterranean cuisine, sea food and café!
To nero tis agapis
To nero tis agapis (+3022980 73000)
On a terrace over the sea visitors can enjoy exquisite fish and seafood and delicious pasta and risottos!
Tarsanas (+30 33980 75151)
Located next to the sea, Tarsanas is the place you have to visit in you love fresh fish! All the fish that is served is fished with a boat of the business thus guaranteeing the greatest quality!
Freud Oriental (+30 22980 74553)
In a beautiful setting where Asian cuisine meet the greek culture , you can enjoy all these Eastern-inspired dishes. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the signature “Avocado rolls” dish.
On the Verandah
On the Verandah(+30 6957507267)
If you wish to taste contemporary cuisine with local fresh ingredients, you should definitely visit the Poseidonion Grand Hotel of Spetses that is the hot spot of the whole island due to its amazing balcony(in greek means Veranda)
Drouzas (+30 27540 57382)
A seaside restaurant in Costa with authentic Greek cuisine serving traditional dishes, grilled meat and fresh fish.
Pearl Rooftop (+30 27540 98500)
The right place to enjoy amazing sushi and unique cocktails inside Nikki Beach Hotel, where you can also enjoy your morning coffee around the pool area.
Bars & Nightlife
If you wish to enjoy a nice cocktail you can visit the beachfront Café da Luz(+30 2754029700) in Porto Heli or the Old Cafe(+30 2754052422), otherwise you must visit Spetses island famous for its nightlife, especially Guzel club(+30 697 911 2333) and Stavento club(+30 2298075245) where the party lasts till the first morning hours.
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Porto Heli is a 2.5 hour drive from Athens
Porto Heli can be reached by helicopter, a scenic 30min flight over ArgoSaronic Gulf.
Porto Heli can be reached in 2 hrs via ferry from Port of Pireaus.