The Peloponnese

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the 19th century King Otho returned this 13th-century landmark, restored and converted into a mosque under the Turks, to Nafplion's Catholics...Read More

  • 4. Church of Panagia

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This post-Byzantine three-aisle basilica is by tradition linked to St. Anastasios, a Nafpliote painter. Anastasios was supposedly engaged to...Read More

  • 5. Main Square (Lower Town)

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the main square stands the town's 13th-century Church of Elkomenos Christos , reputedly the largest medieval church in southern Greece....Read More

  • 6. Mega Spileo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This mountainside monastery, altitude 3,117 feet, was founded in the 4th century and is said to be the oldest in Greece, though it has been...Read More

  • 7. Moni Ayiou Ioannitou

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    From the north side of town, a well-marked path leads through the mountains to the isolated monastery of Moni Ayiou Ioannitou, with a little...Read More

  • 8. New Philosophou Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The "newer" of the Philosophou monasteries sits on the west side of the gorge, yet even this dates back to the 17th century. Its katholico...Read More

  • 9. Old Mosque

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This venerable mosque near the southeast corner of Syntagma Square has been put to various purposes since Nafplion was liberated from the Turks...Read More

  • 10. St. Andrew's Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is one of the largest churches in Greece, and dates from the early 20th century. It is built next to a spring that's been used for thousands...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. 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

  • 13. Timou Prodromou Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is the largest of the monasteries that line the gorge, and is arguably the most spectacular. Its white frontage seemingly dangles from...Read More

  • 14. Upper Town

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    For solitude and a dizzying view, pass through the upper town's wooden entrance gates, complete with the original iron reinforcement. Up the...Read More

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