Travel to Koroni, the "proud" castle city of the Peloponnese
At the SW end of the Peloponnese on the shores of the Messinian Gulf, is Koroni, a small and highly picturesque seaside town and port, with rich history and cultural tradition and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Peloponnese. In absolute historical and architectural harmony with Methoni on the opposite coast, Koroni emerges as an impressive medieval castle city of southern Greece and the wider eastern Mediterranean, with its Venetian castle lovingly crowning the state and reflecting its geographical location, factor of the historical, economic and cultural prosperity of Koroni.
A majestic fortress of the Venetians, the Castle of Koroni stands proudly and imposingly above the coastal state, with the majestic gate giving access to the extensive archaeological site, which retains, to this day, almost unchanged, its historical identity.
An impressive set of fortification towers, massive walls, remnants of Ottoman baths, Venetian cisterns and a multitude of Byzantine temples adorn the interior of the castle, with the churches of Agia Sophia, Agios Charalambos and the Holy Monastery of Agios Ioannis space. A small and picturesque settlement with private, modern houses proves that the castle is inhabited until our time, when at the same time Panagia Eleitria, below the castle, creates multiple emotions to its visitors due to its miraculous image. A set of cobbled streets gives a medieval aura to Koroni, with its beautiful colorful mansions, manicured gardens and blooming balconies in its well-kept neighborhoods and pave the way to the small and picturesque harbor, with fishing boats sailing away. The beaches of Finikounda and Zagka will enhance the inexhaustible natural beauty of Koroni, which, in the end, will have managed to steal your heart.
Food and local cuisine
Try in Koroni rich dishes of traditional cuisine with excellent quality, pure local products. Olives, raisins, grapes, figs, citrus fruits and a range of fresh vegetables are ideally combined with a wide variety of meat, fish and fresh seafood dishes, while diples, oil cookies and the famous honey, pastilles and ouzo of the area will excite you.
Best time to visit Koroni
Ideally visit Koroni during the summer season, from May to the end of September, to enjoy the beaches, water sports and other activities, as well as beautiful nature walks.
How to use transportation in Koroni
Transfer from/to Koroni
Go to Koroni by road through Athens - Corinth-Tripoli National Road and from Tripoli to Megalopolis and Kalamata, with a final destination in Koroni. There are daily KTEL routes from Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras to Kalamata and from there to Koroni. By train from Athens - Patras-Kalamata and by air from Athens to Kalamata and then by road to Koroni.
In Koroni you can move on foot or by car.