Peloponnese Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Peloponnese

Kourouta Beach

In western Greece in the region known as the Peloponnese is a heavenly 10 mile stretch of sand called Kourouta Beach. Only 30 minutes from the Katakolon port, this beach is a favorite with the locals ...  Read more

Epidaurus Theater

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The Epidaurus Theater is a stunningly well-preserved ancient theater constructed in the 4th century BC. It was built by the architect Polykleitos on the side of a mountain and merges perfectly into ...  Read more

Mystras

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Mystras is a fortified town located on Mount Taygetos in Peloponnese, Greece. Not far from ancient Sparta, the history of Mystras dates back to the 13th century. Over the years, it was alternately ...  Read more

Ancient Mycenae

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Squeezed between two hills on the arid plains of the northeastern Peloponnese, fortified Mycenae was the major settlement in the powerful Mycenaean civilization that held political and cultural sway ...  Read more

Ancient Olympia

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The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Olympia in the Peloponnese is world-renowned as the location of the first Olympic Games of the classical world, which were held in in 776 BC; they subsequently took ...  Read more

Archaeological Museum of Olympia

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The site of the Ancient Olympic Games in Olympia in the Peloponnese was lost to time and earthquake until 1875 when excavation began to uncover the ancient stadium (which could seat 20,000), the ...  Read more

Katakolon Cruise Port

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At the western edge of Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, Katakolon’s deep waters makes it one of few Greek ports able to accommodate the world's largest cruise ships. It’s also the gateway to ancient ...  Read more

Museum of the History of the Ancient Olympic Games

Every four years the city-states of Ancient Greece used to call a truce and head to Olympia for an athletics competition in worship of Zeus. The tradition began in 776 BC and continued until ...  Read more

Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

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The cultivation of olives and the production of olive oil have been vitally important to Greece for centuries and hills covered in silver-leafed olive trees form an iconic part of the landscape. The ...  Read more

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