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Peloponnese Food Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Peloponnese for Food lovers


Peloponnese - an astonishing region perfect for culinary trips in Greece!

When it comes to food and wine, the Peloponnese has a plethora of vineyards and farms that alternate between scenic valleys, imposing mountains, and deserted pristine beaches.

Along the region’s coasts, several restaurants cater to your needs with international and popular Greek dishes, but there is nothing more satisfying than tasting the locally produced food and wine in a traditional tavern hidden within mountainous villages.

Wine and culinary trips in Peloponnese don’t just introduce you to local food, wine and culture, they immerse you in the Mediterranean’s rich culinary traditions. In every corner, you will taste healthy salads, topped with Kalamata olive oil while in the village of Limeni you will find delicious fresh fish from daily catch

More specifically, the most popular must-try recipes in Peloponnese are artichoke, smoked pork and manouri cheese omelette, aubergines with potatoes in tomato sauce, baked cod with tomatoes, barley-shaped pasta soup with tomato and cinnamon, and bean soup with smoked pork, olives and orange!

However, in the Mani Peninsula, located on the southern side of Peloponnese, you will also find an excellent production of natural products, like extra virgin olive oil and delicious honey. Dough fritters drizzled with Peloponnesian honey and topped with chopped walnut and cinnamon is a delicious local dessert especially beloved by locals and travellers.

After all, an incredible wealth of Mediterranean flavours awaits you in Peloponnese! So stop stalling and check out our intriguing Hotel Collections for Peloponnese!

The best hotels and resorts for gastronomic experiences in Peloponnese

Boutique hotels with lovely breakfast and dining areas along with beach resorts having a plethora of dining venues and lounge bars spread through the coasts of Peloponnese! However, especially in the regions of ArgorilsLaconia, and Messenia, you will find some of the best hotels with restaurants in Peloponnese.

Perivoli Hotel, Argolis – Start your day with energy and nutrition! The hotel serves sumptuous and healthy breakfasts by the pool offering homemade delicacies, coffee, refreshing drinks, cakes, and snacks.

The Westin Resort Costa NavarinoMessenia – Stay in one of the most popular beach resorts in Peloponnese with many dining venues and enjoy exceptional dining experiences based on organically grown ingredients.

Petra Kai Fos Boutique Hotel & Spa, Laconia –  The great variety and the high quality of fresh local products, in combination with the exceptional wine list, professional service and the distinctive atmosphere guarantee memorable dining experiences in Peloponnese.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Porto Heli,
 Argolis – A prestigious beach resort in Peloponnese which specializes in local delicacies, fresh salads, and family-style dishes.  

Camvillia ResortMessenia – Overlooking the Messinian Gulf, this 5-star boutique hotel is a feast of flavours and aromas from early the morning with traditional Greek breakfasts to late at night with palatial Mediterranean dinners.

The Top Places for Food Lovers in Peloponnese!

Peloponnese boasts an excellent range of restaurants, seaside taverns and wineries to indulge in sumptuous Greek food paired with local wine.

Best Restaurants in Peloponnese

By visiting Peloponnese’s coastal areas you will find many beach-front ouzeris and restaurants offering popular Greek dishes and fresh seafood. While on the uplands of central Peloponnese several local taverns serve delicious meat and grill dishes accompanied with local wines. 

One of the best traditional restaurants in Peloponnese to taste delicious dishes is Kardamo Edesmopoleio in Kalamata, popular for offering traditional dishes with excellent presence! Moreover, seafood lovers should not miss visiting O Takis in Limeni village, one of the best seafood restaurants in Peloponnese to enjoy delicious fresh fish and seafood.

Best wineries in Peloponnese

Your culinary trip in Peloponnese cannot complete without visiting at least one of its many wineries. Even though there are wineries in all regions, especially, in the small village of Nemea you will find country’s most important red-wine production area, based on the native Agiorgitiko grape

Surrounded by the famous vineyard of Agiorgitiko, Domaine Bairaktaris in Nemea is one of the best wineries in Peloponnese to taste high-quality wines, while the winery of Domaine Skouras in Argos is also popular among wine enthusiasts who want to be guided through the wine process and taste innovative wines.

Food Tips

Elea is a mouth-watering local delicacy that actually consists of a single olive softened and sweetened with honey. It's usually offered on a silver teaspoon as a welcome to the guests.

Tsakoniki eggplant is a long, pale purple aubergine with white stripes running through it and a very popular ingredient as well. Tsakoniki Aubergine is especially beloved for its wonderful flavour as it's as bitter as other eggplant varieties. 

Travel Info

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  • Beach holidays
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  • Wine tasting
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  • Relaxation in nature
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Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated food travel guide, to help you easily plan your next culinary holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros as well as gastronomy Hotels to stay!

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