Peloponnese

Tower Houses in Vathia - ManiPlaces to visit in Peloponnesos:
• Patras • Nafplio • Kalamata • Mani Peninsula • Mystras • Monemvasia

Archaeological sites:
• Bassae • Corinth • Epidaurus • Messene • Mycenae • Olympia • Sparta • Pylos • Tegea • Tiryns 

The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus is a large peninsula (technically an island since the 1893 construction of the Corinth Canal) and region in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. During the late Middle Ages and the Ottoman era, the peninsula was known as the Morea, a name still in colloquial use.

The peninsula has a mountainous interior and deeply indented coasts, with Mount Taygetus its highest point at 2,409 m. It possesses four south-pointing peninsulas, the Messenian peninsula, the Mani Peninsula, the Cape Malea peninsula (also known as Epidaurus Limera), and the Argolid in the far northeast of the Peloponnese.

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