Peloponesse

 

Welcome to Peloponnese!

The place of Greece that is to offer interesting Cities and Villages, wonderful Beaches, wild Mountains, and Ski Centers.

You are to learn about the great Ancient Greek History, and the modern ways of life, as well.


 

Hanging like a large leaf from the stem of the Corinthian Isthmus, the Peloponnese has also been called Morea, which means mulberry leaf. This slight botanical variance is nothing compared to the bewildering variety of imposing ruins, situated in equally varied and beautiful scenery - massive mountains covered with low evergreen, oak, and pines surround coastal valleys and loom above rocky shores and sandy beaches.


There are many nice places to Explore.


  • Ancient Corinth

    West of the isthmus, the countryside opens up into a low-lying coastal plain around the head of the gulf of Corinth. Modern Corinth, near the coast about 8 km (5 mi) north of the turnoff for the ancient.

  • Ancient Messene

  • Ancient Nemea

  • Areopolis

    In Areopolis, the typical Maniote tower houses began to appear in earnest as spooky sentinels in the harsh landscape. The town was renamed after the god of war Ares, because of its role in the War of Independence.

  • Argos

    The city of Argos (population 21,000), set amid citrus groves on the western edge of the Argive plain, is the economic hub of the region, a workaday town with a long past. The fall of Mycenae and Tiryns.

  • Dimitsana

    Leave your car at the entrance of this stone village stunningly set amid the Arcadian mountains and stroll the maze of narrow cobbled lanes. Should you need to add some ancient history to your enjoyment.

  • Epidavros

  • Gerolimenas

    Located at the end of a long natural harbor, around which cluster a few tavernas and shops, Gerolimenas was an important port in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Isthmos

    More of a pit stop than a town, the isthmus is where the Peloponnese begins. Were it not for this narrow neck of land less than 7 km (4½ mi) across, the waters of the gulf of Corinth and the Saronic... 

  • Kardamyli

    The gateway to the Many on the Messinian side is Kardamyli, found 31km (19mi) southeast of Kalamata. It is considered part of the outer Mani, an area less bleak and stark than the inner Mani that begins... 

  • Monemvassia

    The Byzantine town of Monemvassia clings to the side of the 1,148-foot rock that was once a headland, but in AD 375 was separated from the mainland by an earthquake. The town was first settled in the 6th... 

  • Mycenae

  • Mystras

  • Nafplion

    Oraea (beautiful) is the word Greeks use to describe Nafplion. The town's old section, on a peninsula jutting into the gulf of Argos, mixes Greek, Venetian, and Turkish architecture; narrow streets, often... 

  • Olympia

  • Patras

    Patras is the third-largest city in Greece and a major harbor. Unless you come to town to catch a ferry to Italy or Corfu, you might want to zoom right by. The municipality has launched an extensive improvement... 

  • Pyrgos Dirou Caves

  • Sparta

    For those who have read about ancient Sparta, the bellicose city-state that once dominated the Greek world, the modern city on the broad Eurotas river might be a disappointment, since ruins are few and... 

  • Stemnytsa

    Also called Ipsous, Stemnitsa is one of the most beautiful towns in southern Greece, wondrously perched 3,444 feet above sea level amid a forest of fir and chestnut trees. For centuries the stone village... 

  • Temple of Apollo at Bassae

  • Tiryns

  • Tripoli

    Regardless of the direction from which you approach the southern half of the Peloponnese, history, along with the practicalities of the road network in this part of Greece, suggests you're sure to at least... 

  • Vouraikos Gorge


 


 


  • Top Reasons to Go to Peloponnese

    Ancient Ruins A to Z: Some of Greece's greatest classical ruins, including Corinth, Mycenae, and Olympia, are all packed into this region....

  • The House of Atreus

    Mycenae was founded by Perseus, son of Zeus and Danae, and the Perseid dynasty provided many of its rulers. After the last of them, Eurystheus...

  • The Spartan Ethic

    The Spartans' relentless militarism set them apart from other Greeks in the ancient world. They were expected to emerge victorious from a battle...

  • A Little Night Music

    Dance performances, accompanied by traditional music, are common in the region. In the tsakonekos, the dancers wheel tightly around each other...


 
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