Our recent trip to the Peloponnese in Greece

We visit Greece as much as we can and stay in a little place called Stoupa on the Mani peninsula in the Peloponnese.  It’s a beautiful place with gorgeous sea and mountain views, surrounded by olive groves.  There are lots of local Peloponnese beaches that do get busy in the high season but are virtually deserted when we go at Easter or October half term.  The food is great, lots of souvlaki, moussaka, kleftiko and saganaki.  It’s plentiful and still reasonably priced.  I can still get 500ml of table wine for 4 Euro.  After the first glass, it goes down great guns!



When travelling with teenagers, however beautiful the place is that you are travelling to, they will still want good wi-fi.  We have decent wi-fi when we are in Greece, and they can access YouTube, but they struggle to watch some TV channels.  This is where you need a VPN for UK TV channels and surfing.  It just means the kids can watch the same programmes that they watch at home – and then they are happy!



We also visited Limeni for lunch one day, it’s a beautiful little village in a bay where you can watch sea turtles while eating your lunch in one of the beautiful tavernas.  Limeni seems to be more expensive than Stoupa so do bear this in mind if you are visiting.  They also have a lot more seafood on the menu, which is great if you are a seafood fan (not so good if not – but more tavernas offer a meat or veggie alternative).  Limeni is a good place to stop on the way to, or back from the Caves of Diros, which are definitely worth a visit.