Take Cash.

Credit and Debit cards are more widely accepted than they were a few years ago. On our first visit to The Peloponnese some petrol stations and supermarkets only accepted cash. Sometimes a powercut means that establishments cannot process credit cards so it’s prudent to have Euros as a back up. There are cashpoints in most small towns.

Take a Credit Card that does not charge a currency conversion fee.

I use the Clarity Card, but there are others. More info is here- Money Saving Expert

Get holiday insurance before you book your trip.

Many people put this off and only think of getting holiday insurance a day before they are due to travel. If something horrid happens and you have to cancel your holiday it’s too late !

Make an itinerary

I start my research months before we go away. Tripadvisor, Booking.com, blogs and The Bradt Guide are my main sources of information. If you are just going to laze around on the beach or by the pool everyday that is fair enough. However, if you want to explore, do your research before you go. You don’t want to go to a market or to a museum only to find out you that have chosen the wrong day !

Book your car hire in advance

Use the internet to sort out your car hire before you go away. If you try to hire a car while you are already on holiday you may find your options are limited. I have more info about car hire in Stoupa HERE.

Allow for olive oil in your cabin luggage on your return!

We pay in advance for an extra 5 kilos on our return for olives, honey and olive oil in our hold luggage. Yum.

Take plenty of sunscreen with you.

Suncream is expensive in The Peloponnese, it’s often over a tenner a bottle!

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Quick Links:

Peloponnese Homepage

Gruntie’s 21 bestest things to see

The Greek Language

Driving and Car Hire

Greek Food

Further Inspiration and reading