Holidays in Paralio Astros put the best of the eastern Peloponnese on a plate. Still largely unnoticed by crowds of holiday makers, this beautiful slice of the Greek mainland is known for its untouristy feel, pristine beaches and spectacular ancient sites.
Spread around a pretty, castle-topped hill called the island, or "Nisi", the town is authentically Greek. Atmospheric shopping streets radiate out to a tree-lined waterfront where colourful fishing boats are moored. Around the harbourside square ("plateia"), friendly tavernas jostle for custom; beyond, two appealing sand-and-shingle beaches lure you to bask in the sun and to swim in the sapphire Argolic waters. All things considered, it's easy to see why the Greeks love to holiday in Paralio Astros, especially during high summer.
However, Paralio Astros has much more to offer. On the sightseeing front, there are many classical and natural splendours close at hand. If you love exploring, take day trips to the amazing Corinth Canal, the amphitheatres of Epidavros and Argos and to ancient Mycanae – they're all on Paralio Astros' list of holiday 'musts'. Or how about visiting the outlying islands of Spetses and Hydra - or the local marshlands, teeming with kingfishers and sandpipers?