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Peloponnese

The History of the Corinth Canal, Greece’s Suez

The Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of the modern Greek State, was inaugurated on July 25, 1893. Many believe that the canal changed maritime activity forever. Also known as the Isthmus of Corinth, the canal connects...

Historic Dimitsana, The Pride of the Peloponnese in Greece

Dimitsana is a delightful medieval village, located in Arcadia, the Peloponnese in southern Greece, just three hours by car from Athens. The picturesque village is at an altitude of 1000 meters (3,280 feet) which means it can see a fair...

Foneas: The Greek Beach Too Beautiful for Its Name

One of the most beautiful beaches in Messinia in the Peloponnese carries one of the least attractive names you could possibly imagine. But once you get to Foneas ("Killer") Beach in Greece, you will forget its unfortunate name and...

Alepotrypa Cave in Greece is One of Largest Neolithic Sites in Europe

Alepotrypa Cave, located in the Peloponnese in Greece, is home to one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe. Located in the rugged area of Mani, the cave was inhabited during the Neolithic period, or New Stone Age (10,000...

Vacation in Greece: Where to Visit in Argolis, Peloponnese

Located at just under a two-hour drive from Athens, the Argolid Peninsula in the Peloponnese region has a variety of historical sites and is absolutely beautiful with a rich culture for tourists looking for a spectacular vacation in Greece. The...

Peristeria, The “Mycenae Of Western Peloponnese”

The archaeological site of ancient Peristeria with its vaulted tombs and gold findings, bears witness to life during the early Mycenaean Era.

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge: an Engineering Marvel that Changed Greece

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge was opened on August 7, 2004 one week before the opening of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Within almost two decades, it changed the economic landscape in Greece. The Rio-Antirrio bridge, which connects the Peloponnese with...

Porto Hydra: Greece’s Majestic Little Venice

Porto Hydra Village, located in the Peloponnese, is a majestic place, a hidden paradise, and two hours away from Athens by car. Some call it Greece's Miami; others call it a small Venice. Situated quite close to the port town...

Fires Shaped the Landscape of Ancient Greece

Fires shaped much of the landscape in ancient Greece, set mostly by invaders in pre-classical times. Fires were also sometimes set by Greeks themselves. According to an article written by L.G. Liacos entitled "Present Studies and History of Burning in...

Harsh Lessons from the Ancient Greek City-State of Sparta

The long and (mostly) illustrious history of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta defines the word "legendary."