Peloponnese is one of the most historical regions of Greece.
It includes the prefectures: Achaia, Argolida, Arkadia, Ilia, Korinthia, Lakonia, Messinia.
The Greek Revolution of 1821 started from Peloponnese, in Kalavrita on 21 March before the official beginning of Filiki Etaireia.
Beaches, stone villages scared in the rocks, fertile plains, castles and ancient theatres, are some of the sights that you can enjoy when you arrive there.
The Achaia prefecture is an area which combining natural and historical sights in a magic way. The mountainous and sea areas make up an impressive contrast, with traditional villages, archaeological and religious monuments buildings of impressive architecture. All the above make up a fascinating whole that offers various opportunities to those starting a journey to the legends of this hospitable place and people.
A holy land, rich in products but even more in history, was glorified as no other area by Homer, Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles.
Argolida is distinguished because of its special physiognomy. Mycenae with the terrific “Pili ton Leonton”, Argos with its own historical past, the “romantic” Nafplio, ancient Epidaurus are in some way “witnesses” through times of the important monuments of argoliki land. Because of its proximity to Athens, tourists from every corner of the globe visit the place each year to admire its richly historical and cultural legacy as well as its golden beaches.
A peaceful and sacred place, of natural beauty, Arkadia has inspired many poets from ancient up until the latest years. Pousen's great work of art “The Shepherds of Arkadia” with the great title “et in Arcadia ego” (I am from Arcadia too), is well known.
Traditional landscapes, castles and monasteries – witnesses of the glorious historical past, develop the Arkadian area. The dense mountains and the wild flora give life to the graphical villages. The red tiles on the houses' roofs, the agricultural way of life and the local products lock safely in time the rich tradition of the greatest prefecture of Peloponnese.
Ilia has great sand beaches that attract thousands of tourists every year. The capital took its name after a tall tower (pyrgos) that was built by Ioannis Tsernotas. Schiller designed the structure.
Near Athens, is the state of Korinthos with its important archaeological sites, the dentelated coastline and the mountainous slopes. Whatever place you visit, your wandering will always be a trip through civilization.
Ancient Korinthos, Isthmia, the “Loutra tis Oraias Elenis”, Nemea, the lake of Stymfalia keeps still alive the myths and the traditions. The cosmopolitan Loutraki with its graphical lake of Bouliagmeni, the mountainous Trikala and the firry mountain named Zireia are excellent choices for few-days excursions in any season.
Unique natural beauty and sights assimilated in one country. From the peaks of Taygeto, the Sparta , the legendary Mani with its traditional stone towers and the medieval countries of Monemvasia and Mistras to the magic beaches of Gythio and Kavo Malia, the country of Lakonia offers us much excitement. Mani with its mountains, sea coasts and great historical and traditional heritage, is a place that will never be forgot and which will always entice you to visit it again and again. It could really be said that Lakonia is a little Greece, so different and impressive that it is second to none.
Messiniaki land, blessed by gods and favoured by nature, hides in its mountains and seas many priceless treasures. The contrasts of the landscape compose unique views of unspeakable beauty. The magical beaches and the graphical bays alternate with the mountainous villages and the blooming hillsides. The tragic Evripidis has glorified the magic of this place with the running waters, the wonderful climate and the variety of citadels and monasteries and has named the place “kallikarpos”.
The unrivalled enchantment of Messinia is completed with the “blue paradeises”, the small islands and the ruins of ancient cities. One visit will persuade you.
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