The motherland of myths and legends, Peloponnese is like a treasure chest filled with unforgettable scenery and majestic history. The southernmost part of mainland Greece, with mountainous interiors and deeply indented coasts, offers a grand variety of experiences to live and destinations to visit.
HOME OF KINGS
Location: Southern Greece
The legendary land of Peloponnese has a history rooting as far back as Ancient Greece. It is the home of the first ever Olympic Games, the setting of Homer’s epic tales, the scene where civilizations flourished and kings roamed, leaving a tremendous cultural heritage. Since the construction of the Corinth Canal in 1893, Peloponnese is rarely, if ever, referred to as an "island". It has two land connections with the rest of Greece, a natural one at the Isthmus of Corinth, and an artificial one in the Rio-Antirio bridge. It possesses four south-pointing peninsulas shaped like fingers, the Messenian, the Mani, the Cape Maleas (Epidaurus Limera), and the Argolid. Two groups of islands lie off the Peloponnesian coast: the Argo-Saronic islands to the east, and the Ionian to the west. The islands of Kythera and Antikythera, off the Cape Maleas at the south, are considered part of the Ionian Islands.
The “Greek Riviera”, aka Porto Heli, a cosmopolitan playground. Watching a play at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. The traditions and activitie each area has to offer; from the air balloons of Leonidio, to the Kalamata dance festival, to skiing, kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, hiking, horse riding, etc.
If you love off season traveling, visit Mani or the villages around majestic Taygetus Mountain. Drive around the West coast with the 64km long coastline to of Ancient Olympia. Discover the traditional village of Kosmas, in Parnonas Mountain. Take the 15-minute ferry from Neapoli and find yourself at Elafonissos island. Drive to Simos beach and experience a slice of the Bahamas that somehow exists in Greece.
ATHENS AND EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL
A summer festival that hosts state-of-the-art international and Greek productions
Concerts, theatre, traditional dances and more happening at various locations from June to August
Catch some of the best Greek musicians performing live at Greece’s first capital city
Held in themagnificent Skiritida Forest in Arcadia, this athletic events is perfect for long-distance runners
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