Information & Facts
The Peloponnese Peninsula has a typical Mediterranean climate
with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. Rain falls mostly
between October and March.
Buses and trains link Athens with the Peloponnese and all main
towns on the peninsula. There is regular public bus transport
between towns and major sites of interest, but a newly improved
road system means that to travel by car is the fastest and most
efficient way of getting around. Taxis are easy to hire in the
towns or between sites and run on a share basis, so other
passengers may be picked up for the journey.
Greek is the national language, but English is widely
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, divided into 100 cents.
Banks and bureaux de change are widely available and travellers
cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are
widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient
method of obtaining euros.