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About Peleponesse

Peloponnese – the “island” of Pellops –  is a peninsula in the south of the Greek mainland. It is connected to the central part of the country by the Isthmus of Corinth land bridge

The history of Peloponnese is undoubtedly the most exciting part of the history of Ancient Greece, as it covers several millennia. It is home to one of the first high civilizations in Europe. You will find a lot of imposing ancient cities and stunning historic sites. Just mention Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games.

Ideal for those seeking tranquillity, Peloponnese offers holidays on beautiful beaches far from spots of the mass touristic destinations. Adventurers will not be disappointed, as the mountainous mainland offers a variety of opportunities for sports activities.

The wide selection of beautiful sandy beaches, cultural and historical highlights and the warm Greek hospitality make Peloponnese the ideal destination for families and couples.

Things to do in Peleponesse

Visit Olympia
Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The sanctuary of Olympia was one of the largest Ancient Greek cultural centres. The Archaeological Museum of Olympia exhibits finds from the site, including the statue of Hermes by the masterful sculptor Praxiteles.

Visit Mycenae
Travel back in time and visit one of the most important places for Greek culture. In Mycenae you can admire the Lion Gate and the Tomb of Agamemnon, the King of one of the first civilizations in Europe.

The mountain fortress Mystras
The small village of Mystras is located just a few kilometres northwest of Sparta. There lies one of the best-preserved Byzantine cities in Greece. Mystras was built in 1249 by the Franks and conquered ten years later by the Byzantine emperor. Visiting an array of small churches and monasteries, you travel back in time into the later history of the Byzantine Empire.

Explore the natural Beauty of Peleponesse
In addition to its historical interest, Peloponnese is a place of unparalleled natural beauty. From Elafonissos, with its turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, to the “double” beach of Simos and Voidokilia in Pylos, Peloponnese has to offer something to every natural beauty enthusiast.

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