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Monuments from every period of the eventful Peloponnesian history, great archeological sites such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Tirynth, Byzantine churches, unique settlements and amazing castles, natural beauties such as mountains, forests, rivers and caves surrounded by the sea, beautiful beaches, sandy and smooth coasts on the west – rocky and dentelated on the east, make this part of Greek land ideal for holidays, touring, sports and connecting to the history and culture. It is not accidental that especially during the summer season many tourists arrive in Peloponnese from all over the world to travel around it. Such trip is very popular and well known.
Peloponnese with its gulfs in Korinthos, Patras, Saronic, Messinia, Argolida and Laconia looks like a plane tree leaf and that is why it was formerly called "Morias". It has dry climate on the east, cold, snow and rich vegetation in its central and mountainous parts and rain and heat on the west.
People settled in Peloponnese from the middle Paleolithic era (circa 100.000 years B.C.). The Greek civilization began during the Copper era and after 2000 B.C. came in the area the First Greeks. Few centuries later, Mycenaeans are the center of Greek world. Excavations verify the legend of Homeric Mycenaean, while the ruins in Pylos match the references for the well known King Nestor’s Palace in west Peloponnese.
Just as the Greek summer is intrinsically linked the sea and all the joys it offers, so the summer in the Peloponnese is all about exploring dozens of wonderful beaches and having unforgettable experiences. A plethora of different beaches await the traveller, and some of these have been distinguished as being among the best in the entire Mediterranean region. Who doesn’t dream of diving into the crystal waters of Simos in Elafonisos and the exotic Voidokilia in Pylos, or sunning themselves on the golden sands of Finikounda and exploring the emerald bays of Argolida? There are so many beaches to choose from in the Peloponnese, and the best thing is that no two are exactly alike.
For the active and athletic traveller, the Peloponnese has no bounds. It is like a huge outdoor sports space, an endless and legendary arena. From its snow-capped mountains and ski centres to its golden beaches, the adventure changes and action takes the front-row seat.