Travel Diary // Kyparissi

A small picturesque village by the sea, on Southeastern Peloponnese, on the foothills of Mount Parnonas. It is the second time we visited, since my Duke's cousin had her wedding there 3 years ago. Quite a long journey from Athens (4 1/2 hours by car), but once we arrived, his aunt was waiting for us with a welcoming dinner table full of delis she made just for us!

We stayed at Avra, a very cute and friendly hotel near aunt Soula's house. If you ever decide to visit Kyparissi, you should check it out. Their breakfast is delicious, it is served whenever you like (not the typical 8.30-10.30), but is not included in the room's price, you pay for it extra.

For swimming and sunbathing we were advised by the locals not to go to the main beach of the village, but to a smaller one that is near the road to Kapsala. Cool, calm and crystal waters, small pebbled beach and relatively easy to access.

We also went running (4km), hiking through the woods (another 4km), we ate delicious fish and we slept a lot. It was great fun and I would definitely go back there. The village has history that goes back many years and you can read it about it here.

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