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Luxury in Peloponnese : Scenic villages, ancient monuments, mediaeval castles, spectacular beaches

The region covers much of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece. Its shape resembles the leaf of a plane tree and it is actually an island connected to the mainland of Greece in two spots: the Corinth Canal and the Bridge of Rio Antirio. The motherland of the ancient Greeks is known for its abundant ruins, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, beach resorts lining the coast, and old-fashioned mountain villages in its rugged interior. Celebrated beaches are those in the Gulf of Messinia, Kardamyli, as well as Old Epidaurus and Porto Heli. Its few cities include Sparti, situated between the remnants of ancient Sparta and the fortified town of Mystra. Monuments are found from every period of its history, as well as great archaeological sites such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Tirynth. Byzantine churches, unique settlements and castles, mountains, forests, rivers and caves surrounded by the sea, make this part of Greece ideal for holidays, sports and tourists from all over the world. The food is among Greece's best and the region's vineyards contribute to Greece's wine renaissance. Terrific winery-hopping, boutique accommodation in luxury villas and the inexhaustible hospitality of the locals will ensure that visiting the Peloponnese will remain in your memory forever.

Originally a peninsula connected to the rest of the country by the Isthmus of Corinth, it is now cut off from the mainland by the narrow Corinth Canal, spanned by bridges connecting Peloponnese to Attica across the canal. The Peloponnese is the stuff of legends, the heart of ancient Greece and the birthplace of the Olympic Games. It is here that Hercules fought the Nemean lion and where the Argonauts set sail from in search of the Golden Fleece. This region bears concrete traces of the many civilisations that once called it home, witnessed in its classical temples, palaces, Byzantine cities, and fortresses. The area has a dry climate on the east, cold, snow and rich vegetation in its central and mountainous parts and rain and heat in the west. The Peloponnese is world-famous for its olive oil and Kalamata olives, but the sweet fragrance of the orange groves in Sparta and Argos, and their tasty fruit will also stay with you forever. Accommodation is varied in Peloponnese, from self-catering luxury apartments for rent to luxurious resorts. Very tourist developed places are Kalamata, Nafplion, Gythio and Killini, while Monemvasia, Elafonissos and Porto Heli are also great holiday destinations.

Activities

A drive around Peloponnese will bring you to interesting archaeological sites, romantic castles, traditional villages and fabulous beaches. Visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, and next to it the Asclepius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stand awestruck in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Visit the stadium, temples and settlements of the original Olympic venue. The castles of Monemvasia and of Nafplio are the most famous romantic destinations in Greece, ideal for two-day getaways. Do not miss the fairytale Foli forest, the Gialovas Wetland, the Dirou caves, hiking the Lousios Gorge and Lake Tsivlos. Do not leave Mani without trying its cured meats and sausages, and the various recipes with artichokes.

As it is almost completely surrounded by water, and a popular summertime beach destination, there are many sports and activities in the Peloponnese region available for travellers which have to do with the sea. One of the most popular activities, available at most resort areas, is boating. Cruising on yachts is a very enjoyable way to see the region from a different viewpoint and to relax at the same time. Many other activities are available for both adults and older children, such as snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, para sailing, and windsurfing. Golf and tennis are also available at some resorts and clubs. The Peloponnese is a paradise for thrill seekers and adventure-lovers with off-road driving, hiking and rock climbing in the Taygetos Mountains. The European long-distance hiking trail, E4, passes through here, and there are dozens of other signposted paths in every area.

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