The Mythical Peloponnese – The stunning southern mainland of Greece
The Peloponnese is becoming one of the best destinations in the Mediterranean. If this south peninsula of Greece were a country, it would be the 151st largest. Still, the variety of natural wealth squeezed into 21,549.6 square kilometers is just unbelievable.
More than 50 mountains with an altitude above 1,000 meters
Forests, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, caves
Hiking, climbing and diving
Amazing food and drink
And of course, the best wine area in Greece; Nemea
At the same time, very easy access to the amazing islands of Hydra, Poros, Spetses, Kythira, Elafonisos and Zakynthos.
Historically this region is limitless with remarkable archaeological sites
☼ Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus
☼ Olympia (the birthplace of the Olympic Games)
☼ Messene and the temple of Epikourios Apollo at Bassae
☼ Nemea, Argos, Tiryns
☼ Nafplio with its 999 steps of the Palamidi Venetian fortress
☼ Sparta and Mystras
☼ Monemvasia castle town
☼ The castles of Methoni and Koroni
☼ Navarino Bay (Pylos) and Nestor’s Palace
☼ Kardamili & the House of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor (Benaki Museum)
☼ Mani peninsula with Limeni, Cape Tainaron ☼ Vatheia ☼ Areopolis ☼ Gerolimenas
The Peloponnesian history spans centuries through the Homeric Bronze Age, the Classical and Hellenistic eras, Roman occupation, Byzantine rule and the Ottoman invasions.
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