7 Best Bars in The Peloponnese, Greece

1866 Beer Bar

Decent beer is a rarity in Greece, where the grim spectre of Mythos always lingers. This cute stone bar, just up from the seafront, bucks the trend with a fair selection of international brews (think well-known Belgian ales and lots of Brewdog), good local beers (Nema, Sura), and the odd blast of live jazz. A cozy respite from the cafés blaring out live soccer on the main street. The burgers are good, too.
Eparchiaki Odos Kalamatas, Kardamyli, Peloponnese, 24022, Greece
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Byron's Wine Tasting Bar

An excellent spot, tucked into the alleyways south of the main square, and a welcome opportunity to acquaint yourself with the famous wines of the area. Owner Byron is a knowledgable, charismatic source; tastings (including three mezze) start at €20.


A trio of cocktail bars-cum-cafés dot the main street, but the brightest and largest is this slick affair. Inside, its cool, wooden interior offers respite from the heat, but it's the large terrace that catches the eye, affording fine views over the water and an agreeable spot to sip its signature Skyfall cocktail.

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Luna Lounge

This long, narrow, high-ceilinged bar is set within a 1920s arcade, and has retained an Art Deco vibe to complement its retro cocktails (around €10) and a good selection of local craft beers (Sura, Nema).

Mavros Gatos

A slick café that turns into a humming nightlife spot after dark, with occasional live music, excellent cocktails, and a laidback air to go with the retro posters and vintage chic inside. Grab a table on the terrace and watch the world slide by. And yes, there is a rather chubby black cat in residence.

Mediterraneo Wine & Deli

A stylish deli and wine bar that doubles as a bottle shop during the day. Tastings (€10 per person, including tapas) are good value and the staff have excellent knowledge, with a very pourable selection of Greek wines to complement French and Italian bottles. It's small, so it gets packed fast.
Emmanouil Sofroni 11, Nafplion, Peloponnese, 21100, Greece

Nafplia Palace Bar

An elevator whisks you from the Old Town up to the extensive grounds of this rather neglected hotel perched high above Nafplion on the ruins of the Frankish fortification atop Acronafplia. At first glance, the 1970s-era public spaces tend to be cavernous and austere, but the delightful pine-scented terrace hanging high above the town and bay is a prime spot for a sunset cocktail.