Southern Peloponnese- A must see !
Greetings from Limassol! , I'm here working on the photos that I had the chance to photoshoot during my recent trip to Southern Peloponnese in mid of October.
The Southern Peloponnese, with its splendid diversity of natural and historical wonders, is an excellent region for exploring especially for a photo workshop.
From the Athens airport, we jumped in the car and took the short drive to Kalamata. First destination was Monemvasia on the east coast of the Peloponnese.
The town is a Greek emblem – a medieval gem beneath sheer cliffs on a Gibraltar-style rock. Then we made our way to the delightful town of Gythion, where its harbour is lined by handsome Venetian buildings, and very close is a shipwreck on the beach to the north.
Very early of the next morning, we visited the shipwreck for some stunning photos and then we drove to the dramatic Mani.
We looked out for old stone towers and more Byzantine churches across the peninsula. Then our destination was Kardamyli and all the attractive seaside towns. The cafés and the restaurants of the seafront promenade present a first chance to sample the well-known Greek hospitality.
Third day and the plan was to visit Pylos. Methoni Castle in Pylos is an appealing place to visit too , make sure you walk across its 14-arch bridge.
After this, we were all super excited to head north to Navarino Bay, well worth a visit is Voidokilia beach, a perfect semi-circle of sand. Stunning place! Paradise on earth!
On our way back to Kalamata we took the short drive left to Polylimnio. Here, a little gorge is filled with cool green pools and sparkling waterfalls. An oasis!
The last day of the workshop arrived and we were all sad of leaving these beautiful sceneries. Since we had some time, before heading for the airport, we stopped a bit in Elefsina to photoshoot an old shipwreck.
The view of the Saronic Gulf was stunning and it was perfect for that last dip before flying home.