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Peloponnese is a paradise for excursions and holidays in Greece wonderful all the year round .The name comes from the legendary hero of the peninsula Pelops. Nowadays the peninsula developed and has wonderful resorts and hotels, wonderful landscapes and a rich history.

 

The legendary islands from Peloponnese are ideal places to spend summer and winter vacations. Their variety can satisfy the desires of every tourist. Loutraki developed spa and luxury hotels, in Mani you can find castles and historic mansions, Arkadia and Monemvasia have special mountain chalets, Parnassus and Taygetos have many mountain villas.

 

Beaches in the Peloponnese are sandy or sandy with small patches of small pebbles. Families with children should pay attention to the northern coast regions Achaia and Corinth. There is a resort focused on a family vacation. On the south coast are deserted picturesque beaches. In the Corinthia tourists choose to stay at the beach of Loutraki or Xilokastro or on a pebble coast Sikya, for the purity of its waters.

 In Argolida remarkable is the sandy beach of Tolo, Plepi and Porto Heli, the same to choose pebbles for their transparency uncontaminated with sand water, worth of attention is also the Palais Epidavros, Ermioni or Arvantiyu.

According to the Peloponnese you can study the history of ancient Greece, one of the richest in the sights of the country. For example, Mycenae- the center of ancient civilization of the world where still are preserved the ruins of the palace of the legendary Lion's Gate. Or the very Sparta , the birthplace of 300 Spartans, the most powerful body and spirit of the inhabitants of ancient Greece.Olympia all know as ancestor of the Olympic Games. Today you can see the most ancient stadium, take the first athletes.

 

Also noteworthy is the city of Corinth , which gave the world Corinthian columns. Decorating today are not only ancient columns, but also modern mansions. In Epidaurus flock to pilgrimage came under the influence of Melpomene theater-goers: it is in Epidaurus is the oldest theater in the country, whose acoustics still affects the minds of architects and engineers - the ringing of the fallen coin in the center of the scene can be heard even at 60 m, in the back row.

 

Peloponnese is multidimensional and an amazing place to visit. Important archeological sites, ancient cities, fortresses where are held important festivals and cultural events located in a wonderful natural settings with mountains, rivers and beaches are an attraction for tourists worldwide.


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Olympia

Olympia is known for the original Olympic Games, which were held for the first time in 776 BC and here is the stadium where the games were held and where lights the Olympic flame, the symbol of the Olympic Games. Old Olympia is in fact, an extensive, like the Olympic village today. In the center are the ruins of the temple of Zeus. The Temple of Hera...

Nafplio

Nafplio is an old and at the same time a lively and modern Greek harbor, clean, quiet and secure, similar with an Italian and a little Turkish town. Well its narrow streets, suddenly leaving abruptly upwards, with balconies, overgrown with thickets of bougainvillea, and numerous cafes and restaurants, were treated in the summer outdoors.   ...

Mycenae

Tourism, this noble human occupation cannot be totally separated from history, legend, myth, geography, literature, and many other areas that are interconnected. This time I shall try to introduce the atmosphere of this fantastic city of Antiquity, Mycenae. The proud city of Peloponnese, Mycenae has a lot to offer to us and many sites to be discovered.   ...

Tolo

Tolo is a picturesque fishing village, located along marvelous sandy beaches in the south-eastern part of the Argolic Gulf. Tolo is one of the leading summer destinations in Argolis. It offers a range of accommodation of all types and classes. This is the best summer destination for those who want to enjoy the sea and see the sights and beauty of the Peloponnese. Tolo grew into a famo...

Corinth

Corinth is one of the most classic tourist destination of the Peloponnese .Beautiful pebble beaches, hidden in the shades of the eucalyptus trees, interesting archaeological monuments of ancient Corinth and Nemea around the capital, the idyllic Zirias lakes-Stimfaliya , Doxa, Dasiu, casinos, hotels bars near the sea guarantee a memorable vacation in Greece.   ...

Epidaurus

Epidaurus possesses one of the richest and most beautiful archaeological discoveries, the ancient theater which has been extensively renovated especially during the summer theater festival in Athens. The theater was built in 4 century b. Ch. and fits 14,000 spectators. But Epidaurus is surrounded by other interesting buildings, as the temple to the god Asklep the local museum, or "tholos" ,circular whose use has not been dis...


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