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. 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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  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Classical Argos


    Remains of the classical city are scattered throughout the modern one, and you can see in a small area the extensive ruins of the Roman bath...Read More

  • 11. Sparta Acropolis


    What little remains of Ancient Sparta's acropolis is now part archaeological site, part park. Locals can be seen here strolling, along with...Read More

  • 12. Temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassae


    One of the great majesties of ancient Greek architecture is isolated amid craggy, uncompromising scenery. Unfortunately, these days the temple...Read More

  • 13. Temple of Artemis Orthia


    At this temple outside town, young Spartan men underwent krypteia (initiations) that entailed severe public floggings. The altar had to be...Read More

  • 14. Tiryns


    Homer describes Tiryns as "the wall-girt city." The modern writer Henry Miller was repelled by the place, as he records in The Colossus of...Read More

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