The Peloponnese

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  • 1. Acronafplia

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The Turks called this imposing hilltop of ruined fortifications Its Kale (Inner Citadel). The heights are crowned with a series of castles:...Read More

  • 2. Ancient Corinth

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Excavations of one of the great cities of classical and Roman Greece have gone on since 1896, exposing ruins on the slopes of Acrocorinth and...Read More

  • 3. Ancient Olympia

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    One of the most celebrated archaeological sites in Greece is located at the foot of the pine-covered Kronion hill and set in a valley where...Read More

  • 4. Archaeological Museum of Olympia

    Museum/Gallery

    Of all the sights in ancient Olympia, some say the modern archaeological museum gets the gold. Housed in a handsome glass and marble pavilion...Read More

  • 5. Methoni Fortress

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Methoni's principal attraction is its kastro, an imposing, well-kept citadel that the Venetians built when they took control of the town in...Read More

  • 6. Mycenae

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The gloomy, gray ruins are hardly distinguishable from the rock beneath; it's hard to believe that this kingdom was once so powerful that it...Read More

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  • 7. Mystras Archaeological Site

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    In this Byzantine city, abandoned gold-and-stone palaces, churches, and monasteries line serpentine paths; the scent of herbs and wildflowers...Read More

  • 8. Nafplion Promenade

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    A seaside promenade skirts the Nafplion Peninsula, paved with reddish flagstones and opening every so often to terraces planted with a few rosebushes...Read More

  • 9. Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This exemplary collection focuses on textiles and displays outstanding costumes, handicrafts, and household furnishings. Many of the exhibits...Read More

  • 10. Pirgos Dirou Caves

    Cave

    Carved out of the limestone by the slow-moving underground river Vlychada on its way to the sea, the vast Pirgos Dirou caves—actually two main...Read More

  • 11. Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    What was once the most famous healing center in the ancient world is today best known for the Theater at Epidaurus, remarkably well preserved...Read More

  • 12. Achaia Clauss

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The oldest winery in Greece was founded by the Bavarian Gustav Clauss in 1861 and continues to produce a distinctive line of wines. Mavrodaphne...Read More

  • 13. Acrocorinth

    Military Site

    Looming some some 540 meters (1,772 feet) above Ancient Corinth, the Acrocorinth is one of the best naturally fortified citadels in Europe....Read More

  • 14. Ancient Messene

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    In terms of footprints, this is one of the most awe-inspiring sites of ancient Greece, thanks to mile-long bulwark walls, famed entry gates...Read More

  • 15. Ancient Nemea

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The ancient storytellers proclaimed that it was here Hercules performed the first of the Twelve Labors set by the king of Argos in penance for...Read More

  • 16. Archaeological Museum of Patras

    Museum/Gallery

    Stunning galleries are laden with Mycenaean-through-Roman-period finds, including tools, cups, and jewelry reflecting everyday life in the...Read More

  • 17. Areos Square

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    You can observe Greek life in the squares in the center of town, especially Areos, one of the largest and most beautiful platias (central...Read More

  • 18. Argos Kastro

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    This Byzantine and Frankish structure incorporates remnants of classical walls and was later expanded by the Turks and Venetians. You can drive...Read More

  • 19. Arvanitia Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This in-town swimming spot is not really a beach but a seaside perch of smooth rocks, pebbled shoreline, and concrete platforms, all backed...Read More

  • 20. Ayia Panagitsa

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    While following the seaside promenade, before you reach the very tip of the peninsula (marked by a ship's beacon), there is a little shrine...Read More

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