Peloponnese  

 


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).

Photo Gallery Peloponnese - Photos of Peloponnese


Xylokastro | Korinthia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 41 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Kalamata | Messinia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 32 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Autosnelweg Kalamata-Korinthe | Peloponessos | 4 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Oud-Korinthe | Korinthia Peloponessos | Foto 9 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Oud-Messini Ithomi | Messinia Peloponessos | Foto 21 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Gythio | Lakonia Peloponessos | Foto 17 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Aan de haven van Patras - Peloponessos - Foto 7 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Beatle - Foto van piwa Oud-Messini Ithomi | Messinia Peloponessos | Foto 6 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Jorgos Nikolidakis (De Griekse Gids) in Mycene Argolis - Foto van De Griekse Gids Epidavros Argolis - Peloponessos Foto 23 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Koilada (Kilada) | Argolis Peloponessos | Griekenland foto 23 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Olympia (Elia) Griekenland - De Griekse Gids - Foto 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Olympia (Elia) Griekenland - De Griekse Gids - Foto 38 - Foto van De Griekse Gids Zonsondergang - Foto van Wim IJgosse


more photos of Peloponnese»


De map of Peloponnesos - Map of Peloponnese

Click on the map

Peloponessos - Map of Peloponnese Korinthia - Corinthie Achaia Ilia Messinia Arkadia Lakonia
The map of Peloponnese

Average temperature Peloponnese
January
10.2°C
February
105.0°C
March
12.2°C
April
15.2°C
May
19.8°C
June
24.1°C
July
26.6°C
August
26.8°C
September
23.4°C
October
19.0°C
November
14.7°C
December
11.6°C

Photos Peloponnese - Peloponnese pictures


Centrale plein Patras -  Peloponessos - Foto 1 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Tolo (Tolon) Argolis - Peloponessos Foto 28 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Monemvasia (Monemvassia) | Lakonia Peloponessos | De Griekse Gids 99 - Foto van De Griekse Gids
Olympia (Elia) Griekenland - De Griekse Gids - Foto 35 - Foto van De Griekse Gids

more photos of Peloponnese»

Peloponnese in other languages


Peloponnese: Where on the map is Peloponnese located?

The map of Peloponnese

Holidays in Greece





© JustGreece.com 2004-2017