and from all over Greece to Nafplion
The ancient Greek city of Mycenae defined a whole era (1600 BC to about 1100 BC).
See the famous Lion's Gate, the Treasury of Atreus, Agamemnon's palace, the famous beehive tomb & grave circles at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The earliest reference of Mycenae is found in Homer's work.
Ancient Tyrins or Tiryntha is a hill fort which was occupied from around seven thousand years ago.
Reaching its peak at around 1400 - 1200 BC when it was considered one of the most important centres of the Mycenaen World and located just outside Nafplion.
Tiryns is famous for its Cyclopean Walls, named by Homer (shown left).
The Ancient Theatre of Epidavros, famous around the world for its design and the amazing acoustics.
Able to seat around 16,000 people and built in the 4th century BC, the theatre has performances of ancient plays through July & August every year.
Its principal monuments, the temple of Asklepios, the Tholos and the Theatre are considered to be masterpieces of Greek architecture.
It is a vast site, with temples and hospital buildings devoted to healing gods, and provides valuable insight into the healing cults during Greek and Roman times.
Delphi, known in ancient times for the Oracle of Delphi, a place where people would travel great lengths to visit and get a prophesy. Also called the Naval of the Earth since it was considered to be the centre of the world after Zeus released two doves to circumnavigate the world and Delphi is where they met.
A city-state located on a narrow part of land that joined the Poloponnese to the Greek mainland, one of the richest cities of ancient Greece. Due to its location, Corinth controlled traffic to and from the Peloponnese. Involved in most of the war events in ancient Greek history.
The Corinth Canal is located in Corinth, the plans for its construction began in the classical times but failed, the actual construction began in 1881 and was completed in 1893. It is 6,4 kilometres in lenght and 21,4 metres at its base. Nowadays it is used mainly by small boats and is a great tourist attraction.
Mystras is located in Laconia, Peloponnese, close to Sparta. It was used as the capital of the Byzantine Despotate of the Morea in the 14th and 15th centuries AD and is a picturesque location with Byzantine monasteries dotted all over the hillside.
Monemvasia also known as the "Gibraltar of the East" because of its similar shape to Gibraltar or "The Rock". A causeway with a length of about 200 metres links the "island" to the mainland. Monemvasia is a fortified medieval city full of Byzantine churches that look out over the sea.
Nemea, a city situated in the county of Corinthia, known for its incredible wine which is exported all over the world and its archaeological site. The stadium at Nemea is where the Nemean Games were held, athletic games held in honour of Zeus in the same era as the Olympic games.
Olympia is the birthplace of the world famous Olympic Games which took place every four years and during the games there was a cease of hostilities between all city-states. Wonderful archaeological site, museum and stadium.
Ancient Messene consists of the ruins of the large city-state of Messene refounded by Epaminondas in 369 BC, after the battle of Leuctra and the first Theban invasion of the Peloponnese. It is extremely well preserved and offers the visitor much to see.
Athens is the capital city of Greece, steeped in history and with many sites to see such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and many, many more.
The Meteora, in Greek Μετέωρα, is a breathtaking geological phenomenon, a rock formation which hosts one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece. The monasteries are built on giant pillars that dominate the surrounding area.
Kalavryta is a town located in the mountainous region of the western Peloponnese. Notable mountains in the surrounding area are Mount Erymanthos in the west and Aroania or Chelmos in the southeast. Kalavryta is the southern terminus of the rack and pinion railway, built by Italian engineers between 1885 and 1895 running from Diakfto through the mountains on a stunning trip.
The villages of Arcadia, lost on the slopes of the mountainous terrain of the central Peloponnese. Beautiful locations and a taste of tradition like no other. Villages like Dimitsana, Karytaina, Stemnitsa which played important roles in the Battle of Independence.