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Peloponnese - Greek Mainland (Greece)

Peloponnese. The Peloponnese (Peloponnesos) is a large peninsula southwest of Athens. The district Peloponnese consists of seven prefectures, these are: Achaia, Argolida, Arkadia, Ilia (Elias), Corinthia, Lakonia and Messenia. The Peloponnese offers a wide variety of nature and culture. You can find rugged mountains, lush valleys and the plains, there are fantastic coastal towns and there also a lot of sites of antiquity.

The Peloponnese is separated in the north of the mainland by the impressive Corinth Canal. The Peloponnese peninsula is a mountainous area with many ravines, rugged cliffs, fertile plains, green valleys and beautiful forests. The untouched nature and quiet beaches, great climate, the ancient villages and archaeological sites make this area popular for tourists. The friendliness and hospitality of the population in this area is heart-warming. The area is also very suitable for touring.

The numerous excavations and ancient buildings are evidence of the long and interesting history of the Peloponnese. Especially Mycenae with the remains of the rich Mycenaean civilization, the site of Ancient Olympia and the Byzantine city of Mystras are worth a visit. In the summer months you can visit a night for a performance at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus. This ancient theatre is admired for its exceptional acoustics. You can visit the city of Sparta, in ancient times was this the great rival of Athens. The ruins of the ancient city are close to Mystras. Ancient Corinth was also a very important city. The ruins of the old town are close to the modern city of Corinth. The sanctuary of Hera, a goddess from Greek mythology, is located in Argos. The city of Patras in the north of the Peloponnese is an important port, with a ferry connection with, among others, the Ionian Islands and Italy (Ancona and Venice) For Patra is the new toll bridge across the Gulf of Corinth, to Central Greece (Sterea Ellada).

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Mystras (Mistras) | Lakonia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 48 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kalamata | Messinia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 34 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Lagkada | Mani Messinia Peloponessos | Foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Nafplion - Argolis - Peloponessos - Foto 55 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Olympia (Elia) Griekenland - De Griekse Gids - Foto 32 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 86 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Scheepswrak Selinitsa bij Gythio | Lakonia Peloponessos | 2 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Strand Stomio bij Filiatra en Kyparissia | Messinia Peloponessos 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kalamata | Messinia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 10 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kasteel Kelefas bij Itilos | Mani Lakonia Peloponessos | 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Methoni - Foto van Jan van der Tuuk Autosnelweg Kalamata-Korinthe | Peloponessos | 4 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kalamata | Messinia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 25 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kranidi | Argolis Peloponessos | Griekenland foto 2 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kalamata | Messinia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 3 - Foto van De Griekse Gids


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Centrale plein Patras -  Peloponessos - Foto 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Tolo (Tolon) Argolis - Peloponessos Foto 28 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Stoupa in Mani | Messinia Peloponessos | Foto 37 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Poros vanaf Galatas gezien | Argolis Peloponessos | Griekenland | Foto 8 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

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