The ancient Peloponnese Peninsula juts out angularly from Greece, separated from the mainland by the Gulf of Corinth. Technically an island after some manmade modifications, the Peloponnese is only tentatively connected to the body of Greece.
Don’t think, though, that it is cut off in any way. As the home front for 1821 Greek War of Independence, the Peloponnese region is one of the most vital political players in the country.
Since prehistoric times, this peninsula has held great authority. Relics from times long past lie scattered across the landscape, and tell the story of a powerful civilization.
The Peloponnese were the home of the very first Olympic Games in 776 BC. Head to Olympia to see the sanctuary where these iconic, world influencing events occurred.
Unreal castles and promenades await you in Nafplion, tucked in a Peloponnesian bay. Stunning ancient buildings adorn the landscape, and the museums here are filled with archeological wonders.
Fly into Athens, then head over to the peninsula on your choice of transportation. Fly, train, bus, and boat are all excellent options for public transportation. If you crave a bit more convenience, renting a car is definitely a must.