Neapolis is a sublime maritime city with insular character. Every corner promises a unique experience. It is a seaside town, south of Laconia, the capital of Vatika, which extends from Elika to Kavomalias. Small, tranquil, with an undefined antidepressant aura.
Peaceful and family-friendly at first site, Neapolis Voion is known for its rich navy past, fertile land, innovating growers, great museums and stunning natural attractions. Meanwhile, Neapolis can be the base for everyday excursions.
Furthermore, Neapolis is famous for ouzo and octopus, so while you are taking a walk ask for it! In addition, you can try melitokraso, ask local restaurant managers about it, because some of them serve it as a digestive drink. Don’t forget to taste the amazing local cuisine as well!
Visit the beautiful castle of Monemvasia! The romantic atmosphere and the diversity that characterize Monemvasia make it unique. It is a medieval city with a fort built on a cliff that had been detached from the Peloponnese in 375 AD, and it is connected to the Laconian coast via a bridge.
The narrow streets, the traditional houses with arches and stone paths in a merge of different civilizations that have settled over time, offer a great architectural diversity and interest. Do not forget to take a walk in the Upper Town, which is now uninhabited, until the Church of Agia Sophia.
Visit the house of Giannis Ritsos (one of the most famous Greek poets) and take a bath at the small port named Portelo. You can also enjoy the sea with view at the old castle city left from the bridge at Kakavos beach and at Kourkoulas beach as well.
Elafonissos offers unforgettable beauty with unique scenery, an exotic island with crystal clear turquoise waters and a white-sandy beach. The islet is very small with a huge beach where you can reach by ferry from the port of Punta. The distances from the Lower Island and Lefki are just 6 and 5 km respectively.
The island is famous for two main beaches: Frangos and Sarakinikos, well known as Small and Big Simos. Located in the right part of Elafonissos, they are southwest oriented and constitute the ultimate destination for relaxation!
On your tours, you will discover the rare forest of cedars on the beach and you will enjoy a relaxing walk at the main land of Elafonissos while the almost hidden Kato Nisi beach, compared with Simo’s beach, will surprise you!
For snorkeling lovers, the sunken city, the ancient underwater village of Pavlopetri, between the islet of Pavlopetri and the beach of Punta, is the ideal destination.
Visit one of the most impressive caves in Greece. It is just a few minutes away from Neapolis, following the green mountain route of the Crithina, east of Neapoli and passing the village of Ano Kastania. The cave is just outside the village and above the tranquil beach of Panagia.
The cave is impressive with a variety of shapes and colors, and it took 3 million years to shape. The cave's road for visitors only, is a 500-meter trail, while in fact the cave is over 1,500 square meters.
Access to the cave can be done via the route of Lahi, Paradisi, Kato Kastania or via the route Mesochori, Farako and Ano Kastania. The roads are unique and green with spring waters, towers, gorges and old watermills.
Visit the fossilized forest, a rare, natural monument. You will have to leave the asphalted road and go on a dirt road where you will meet the geopark of Agia Marina. From there, the interesting route begins, where many climbers will find it extremely fascinating. In order not to miss it out, you should keep the chapel of Agia Marina as a landmark.
The dirt road is easy, and it is up to you to choose from where you will start a pleasant hiking on a marked path. When you reach the coast, where there is access from two beaches, you can dive into its wonderful waters. Of course, try to avoid visiting the beach with flip flops or open shoes, as it will be difficult or even dangerous, and you have to protect yourselves from the sun as well! No doubt, the scenery and the hidden beach beneath the rocks will impress you!
The fossilized forest was created at a depth of millions of years and consists of petrified palm trees, fruits, mollusks, shellfish and other species. It stretches over an enormous area from Agia Marina to Kavomalias, to Elafonissos, but the greatest interest is found on the rocky beaches of Agia Marina and Spitha.
The beautiful Neratziona’s beach is located west of Neapolis, before the Maggano beach. It is also known as Panagitsa and is the natural extension of a huge sandy beach of 4.5 kilometers leading to the beach of Punta, passing by Maggano and Pavlopetri.
Characteristic element of Neratzionas is its golden sand and a small lake just above the beach. Its waters are crystal clear and shallow, gradually deepening, making it a great choice for families with young children.
Access to the beach is very easy and just a short drive from Neapolis.
Another magnificent beach, in short distance is Maggano. You will find Maggano Beach in the south of Agios Georgios, between Neratzionas and Punta – Pavlopetri. The golden sand makes the beach irresistible, with crystal clear waters in many shades of blue and green combined with the natural shade that cedars offer.
The organized beach of Maggano has a café bar with snacks, coffees and refreshing drinks, and if you want additional comfort you can choose a sun lounger. At this particular beach you will be able to have fun by doing your favorite summer sports!
Punta, except the port that connects Elafonissos with the Peloponnese, has a beautiful beach worth visiting. It is a long beach with shallow, clear blue waters and fine sand. The beach stretches from Punta to Neapolis, occupying an area of about 7 km. On the eastern side, Pavlopetri begins, a 5,000 years old sunken city which is still under exploration!
Once, this part was an extension of the area until an earthquake that divided the island of Elafonissos from the rest of the Peloponnese took place and destroyed the city. It was not discovered until 1967 as all the buildings had been covered with sand. Today in a day of tranquil sea, you will be able to distinguish the remnants of the state!
The picturesque Archangelos is an authentic summer destination, ideal for relaxation from the intensity of everyday life. The distance from Neapolis is only 20 km and the same for beautiful Monemvasia.
The sandy beaches retain their natural beauty, offering stunning twilights, plus the tranquil waters of Archangelos have been awarded with “Blue Flag”. You will find organized beaches with umbrellas and lounges but also secret spots for more quiet dives away from the world!
In the village square, you will find whatever you need from a tavern, a restaurant and “koutoukia” to a café bar with music at a relaxed pace.
Besides the beautiful beach of Archangelos, around the village you will find wonderful beaches in a very short distance, such as the beach of Harakia, Pachia Ammos, Marathia, Panaritis, Neratzionas right next to Neapolis.
A visit to Plytra will impress you! Plytra is another wonderful beach of Laconia with a small sunken city on its sheltered beach. The golden sandy beach of Plytra is located right in front of its picturesque village.
You will find that you need concerning food, coffee and drinks as it is full of ouzeries with tables right on the sea. The golden beach will impress you, and the secrets hiding in its waters waiting for you to discover them! As a matter of fact, under the blue waters of Plytra, lies the sunken city of ancient Asopos, which sank in 365 AD.