of the Peloponnese
steeped in history
The Peloponnese, is considered by the Peloponnesians, to be an island. It is separated from the mainland by the man made Corinth Canal connecting the Corinthian Gulf to the Aegean Sea in the east. The Peloponese, a large peninsula has varied scenery ranging from having some of the highest mountains in Greece, wonderful long sandy beaches and fertile, lush valleys with an abundance of local produce of which a few are Olive, Orange, Lemon and Vine groves. Not only wealthy in agriculture but also in archaeological sites and other places of interest including Ancient Corinth, Olympia, Sparta, Mystra, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Nemea are the main sites to see but for someone with archeological interest there are plenty more. The Peloponnesus is also the home to numerous monasteries Kalavryta (Kalavrita) has the most imposing, along with a rack and pinion railway taking you through the Vouraikios Gorge, remarkable architecture such as Monemvasia, Cave of the Lakes and ski centres. Spring brings an abundance of wild flowers, while summer gives us the beaches and crystal clear waters and winter the snow on the high mountain ski slopes. The Peloponnese Paradise has something for everyone.