Peloponnese

Peloponnese which is linked to Attica by the Isthmus canal is a mountainous peninsula inland basin caused by subsidence and coastal plains.

Argolis the eastern coastal plane produces cereals orchards and flowers. At the west coast extends the plain of Ellis. The main products here are cereal , orchards, and vineyards. Corinth in the East and Achaia on the West cultivate similar products.

Corinth

Only 76 kms W of Athens is the ancient city of Corinth . The ruins of the ancient city spread south of the Acrocorinthos. Long walls, from this citadel on the hill surrounded the city and run down to the sea.

Archaeological exhibits can be seen in the museum such as mosaics from the archaic period and pottery with geometrical design from the same era .

Loutraki

On the opposite side of Corinthian Gulf is the Spa town of Loutraki 86 kms from Athens.

Loutraki combines the old charm of a spa city and the modern attractions of a seaside resort night life and Casino. Overlooking Loutraki is the mount Gerania from where all warm mineral water which supplies the spas is coming from. The water is radioactive and is used for treatment of rheumatism and renal infections.

Monemvasia

Built on a high rock by the Franco Venetians, the fort stands 300 meters above the sea at the extreme end of Laconia . Invisible from the coast partially ruined medieval town sits on a steep rocky peninsula.

Worth a Visit:
- Kastro: This forms the old and lower town
- Akropoli: The citadel which was built the 16 century AC is the ideal place to have a fine view of the lower town.
- Agia Sofia: The principal church of the citadel built during the Byzantine rein.

Nafplio

 

The town built on a peninsula of the gulf of Argolis with its neoclassic houses their gardens, their cast iron balconies, has all the charm of a well sheltered harbor in a bay.
This city of character with its Italian influence, its buildings from the Venetian period is lively and noisy.
To be Seen: The fort of Palamede the Archaeological museum and the museum of Popular Art .

Mycenae

The remains of the most ancient site of the continental Greek Civilization . This settlement which dates from the second millennium BC , played an important role in the development of Greek Civilisation . Capital of the Atreids who played a major part in the Trojan war.

Must be seen
- The Lion Gate which was the main entrance to the acropolis.
- The Atrides palace dates from the 15C BC and consists of three blocks of buildings.
- The Atrea's treasure this is the largest and the most beautiful of the tombs discovered in the area.
- Clytemnestra's Tomb was excavated in 1951 by Schliemann.

Epidavros

Famous for its theater and its festival of dramatic art .The acoustic of the theater is remarkable and has capacity of 14000 spectators. It was also the sanctuary for Asklipios God of medicine and people from all over Greece came for consultation.

The Theater which has the shape of a semicircle but a bit bigger. It consists of 55 rows of seats which are divided in a lower and upper section.

Asklipiio: Sanctuary of Asklipios .

Mystras

Famous for its theater and its festival of dramatic art .The acoustic of the theater is remarkable and has capacity of 14000 spectators. It was also the sanctuary for Asklipios God of medicine and people from all over Greece came for consultation.

The Theater which has the shape of a semicircle but a bit bigger. It consists of 55 rows of seats which are divided in a lower and upper section.

Asklipiio: Sanctuary of Asklipios .

Mystras

Best known site from the Olympic Games . Important archaeological remains can be seen, the temple of Zeus, the temple of Hera , the Stadium ,the largest Ancient stadium (30.000 spectators) the gymnasium ,the museum ,many remarkable sculptures were found there from the 19 th century .In particular the marbles of the Great temple of Zeus .

Patras

The capital of Peloponnesus is the third largest city in Greece . Patras is a major port in Greece and receives all the traffic arriving by sea from Italy . The town carnival on February is the most spectacular in Greece .

Worth Visiting
- Akropoli : In the 9C the castle was rebuilt by the Byzantines and subsequently enlarged and improved by the French.
- Agios Andreas: (St. Andrew's church) The Icons of St. Andrew and that of Virgin Mary are exhibited in the church as well as a gold gasket which contains the Saint's head which was transported from Rome to 03eille in 1964 and then 1980 to Patras.
- Archeo Odio: The Roman Odeon 2C AD was discovered in 1889. The 1963 was fully restored and now is used for cultural events.
- Archaeological Museum contains arms, sculpture, mosaics etc
- Ethnology and History museum containing items representing the period from 1821Greek revolution) - to 1913 (Balkan Wars).

 
 

 
 
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