A hidden gem, the East Pelopannissos, Greece.
Posted Jun 17, 2015
Many islands and mainland cities of Greece are tourist hot spots. We have been fortunate to visit many countries and experience has shown that its the less popular places that hide the hidden gems.
We decided to visit the unspoilt East Pelopannissos and in particular the area between Nafplio and Monemvassia. Our enquiries highlighted the Byzantanon Hotel at Poulithra. A small family hotel which from its web page looked exactly to our taste with very high customer ratings.
This is a very special hotel, in our minds 6*. Beautiful surroundings, comfortable, excellent services throughout, it stands well above the norm. The owners have this unique ability to make you feel like friends visiting for a few days. Wonderful hospitality.
Our holiday style is low pace, but to thoroughly cover and area by hire car/ walking. Hence after a long day you need a good base to rest up. We stayed for 3 weeks, May/June 2015.
If your pleasure is to see nature at its best with winding mountain roads bordered with masses of wild flowers, hidden coves with crystal clear waters and empty beeches, butterflies and birds constantly about, then this is your sort of holiday. Many a day in the mountains we passed just 3 cars. Local friendly people acknowledge you despite language difficulties. Excellent fresh vegetables and fish, all local produce, make it a pleasure to visit the local Taverna.
A place locals go for their holidays, yes it takes effort to get to, but its worth it, so .keep it secret!!