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Siestas in Gialova

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Gialova
  • Duration:
    4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 545.- per person (excluding flights)
Gialova is the ultimate siesta spot during your trip across the Peloponnese. This fashionable coastal town, nestled amidst pristine natural surroundings, has captured the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Immerse yourself in the charm of this idyllic destination and discover why it is a cherished haven for those seeking the perfect siesta spot. Spend your days leisurely cycling along the shimmering blue coastline and soak in the breathtaking views. As the sun begins its descent into the sea, indulge in the freshest, locally caught fish.
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Day 1 – Arrival in Gialova

Nestled just above Pylos lies the charming seaside town of Gialova, a haven of tranquility where you can truly unwind. Gialova boasts a picturesque bay with vibrant colours, where the crystal-clear blue waters meet the golden sands of its inviting beach. Today, you’ll check into your comfortable apartment, conveniently located within a mere ten-minute stroll from the beach. As the evening unfolds, take a leisurely walk along the enchanting promenade, where a delightful array of authentic Greek tavernas and inviting terraces await you.

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Day 2 – Cycle along the lagoon

The following day, you’ll forget the car and discover the natural beauty of Gialova as you embark on a delightful bike ride. Before setting off, visit the local supermarkets to gather provisions for a picnic to take with you. As you pedal along the scenic route, you’ll find yourself tracing the edges of the lagoon, marveling at its serene beauty. Take the time to pause at various points along the way, capturing the perfect photo and soaking in the breathtaking vistas that unfold before you. As you venture further, the road will lead you to higher grounds, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the lagoons and their sandy beaches. Keep a keen eye out for the remarkable array of bird species that call the lagoon home, with the possibility of spotting majestic flamingos adding an extra touch of wonder to your journey.

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Day 3 – A day to yourself in Gialova

You’ll wake up today with a world of possibilities awaiting you. For water enthusiasts, a boat rental from the bustling harbour provides the perfect opportunity to explore the lagoon from a different perspective. Alternatively, dive into a refreshing swim at one of the captivating waterfalls, mere minutes away by car, immersing yourself in nature’s pristine beauty. History aficionados will find themselves captivated by the remnants of ancient naval battles that echo through the storied town of Pylos. Take respite in one of the charming eateries, indulging in a delicious lunch. For a deeper dive into the region’s naval history, the museum within the Neokastro castle unveils a trove of old maps and drawings, offering a fascinating glimpse into the gripping tales of bygone naval battles.

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Day 4 – Departure from Gialova

Take another refreshing dip in the pool this morning, before loading up your car and heading on your way. You will probably drive from Gialova towards lively Nafplion, an old royal city with colorful streets and terraces, from which you can visit the impressive amphitheater Epidaurus and the ruins of Mycenae.

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