The Peloponnese

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Museum


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

  • 5. Arvanitia Beach


    This in-town swimming spot is not really a beach but a seaside perch of smooth rocks, pebbled shoreline, and concrete platforms, all backed...Read More

  • 6. Five Brothers

    Military Sight

    Above the harbor at the western edge of town are the ruins of a fortification known as the Five Brothers, the only remaining part of the lower...Read More

  • 7. Karathona


    The closest sandy beach to Nafplion, Karathona is easy to reach by road (just keep following 25 Maritou Street) or a pleasant walk first along...Read More

  • 8. Palamidi

    Military Sight

    Whether in harsh sunlight or under floodlights at night, this mighty fortress is a beautiful sight, with red-stone bastions and flights of steps...Read More

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  • 9. Psaromachalas


    The fishermen's quarter is a small district of narrow lanes above Staikopoulos Street, running between cramped little houses that huddle beneath...Read More

  • 10. St. Nicholas Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church near the waterfront was built in 1713 for sailors by Augustine Sagredo, the prefect of the Venetian fleet, and is furnished with...Read More

  • 11. St. Spyridon Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This one-aisle basilica with a dome (1702) has a special place in Greek history: it was in its doorway that the statesman Ioannis Kapodistrias...Read More

  • 12. Syntagma (Constitution) Square


    The center of the Old Town is one of Greece's prettiest platias (squares), distinguished by glistening, multicolor marble paving bordered...Read More

  • 13. Vouleftiko

    Notable Building

    This former mosque, built of carefully dressed gray stone, was where the Greek National Assembly held its first meetings, hence the name: Vouleftiko...Read More

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