The Peloponnese

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  • 1. Ancient Corinth


    Excavations of one of the great cities of classical and Roman Greece have gone on since 1896, exposing ruins on the slopes of Acrocorinth and...Read More

  • 2. Ancient Olympia


    One of the most celebrated archaeological sites in Greece is located at the foot of the pine-covered Kronion Hill and set in a valley where...Read More

  • 3. Archaeological Museum of Olympia


    Of all the sights in ancient Olympia, some say the modern archaeological museum gets the gold medal. Housed in a handsome glass and marble pavilion...Read More

  • 4. Arvanitia Promenade


    A kilometer-long seaside promenade skirts the Nafplion Peninsula, paved with flagstones and opening every so often to terraces planted with...Read More

  • 5. Methoni Fortress


    Methoni's principal attraction is its kastro , an imposing, well-kept citadel that the Venetians built when they took control of the town in...Read More

  • 6. Mycenae


    The gloomy, gray ruins are hardly distinguishable from the rock beneath; it's hard to believe that this kingdom was once so powerful that it...Read More

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  • 7. Mystras Archaeological Site


    In this Byzantine city, abandoned gold-and-stone palaces, churches, and monasteries line serpentine paths; the scent of herbs and wildflowers...Read More

  • 8. Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Museum


    This exemplary collection focuses on textiles and displays outstanding costumes, handicrafts, and household furnishings. Many of the exhibits...Read More

  • 9. Pirgos Dirou Caves


    Carved out of the limestone by the slow-moving underground river Vlychada on its way to the sea, the vast Pirgos Dirou caves—actually two main...Read More

  • 10. Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus


    What was once the most famous healing center in the ancient world is today best known for the Theater at Epidaurus, remarkably well preserved...Read More

  • 11. The Leigh Fermor House

    Historic Home

    Celebrated travel writer Patrick "Paddy" Leigh Fermor settled in the Mani in 1964, building a beautiful house from scratch just down the road...Read More

  • 12. Achaia Clauss


    The oldest winery in Greece was founded by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss in 1861 and continues to produce a distinctive line of wines. Mavrodaphne...Read More

  • 13. Acrocorinth

    Military Sight

    Looming some 540 meters (1,772 feet) above Ancient Corinth, the Acrocorinth is one of the best naturally fortified citadels in Europe. Citizens...Read More

  • 14. Acronafplia


    The Turks called this imposing hilltop of ruined fortifications Its Kale (Inner Citadel). The heights are crowned with a series of castles:...Read More

  • 15. Agia Panagitsa

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    While following the seaside promenade, before you reach the very tip of the peninsula (marked by a ship's beacon), there is a little shrine...Read More

  • 16. Agioi Apostoli

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The oldest church in Kalamata is the small 13th-century Agioi Apostoli ("Holy Apostles"), dedicated to the Virgin of Kalamata ("of the good...Read More

  • 17. Ancient Gortys


    Another way to approach the gorge walk is to start among the ruins of Ancient Gortys, 1.5 km south of Timou Prodromou Monastery. Little is known...Read More

  • 18. Ancient Messene


    In terms of footprints, this is one of the most awe-inspiring sites of ancient Greece, thanks to its impressive walls, famed entry gates, vast...Read More

  • 19. Ancient Nemea


    The ancient storytellers proclaimed that it was here Hercules performed the first of the Twelve Labors set by the king of Argos in penance for...Read More

  • 20. Archaeological Museum of Messina


    This small, well-organized collection is shown to advantage in the city's rebuilt 18th-century market hall. On display are local stone tools...Read More

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