Peloponnese


 
 
 
 
 
 
Although technically the Peloponnese can be considered an island, it is connected by land with mainland Greece though the bridge over the Corinth Canal (Isthmus of Corinth) and the Rio-Antirrio Bridge.
 
This large peninsula has been the home of several centers of civilization in antiquity, which had a special influence in the West, e.g. in the Italian Renaissance. Mystras, a famous town of the late Byzantine Empire, is now a very well preserved archeological site (Kastropoliteia). Monemvasia, a medieval Byzantine castle-state, built on a hill, which is linked to the mainland only through a narrow causeway. The Peloponnessians also played a key role in the 1821 revolution, through which the modern Greek State emerged.
 
By and large, the Peloponnese is a mountainous region, while its interior is highlands. The climate is purely Mediterranean along the coast, unlike the centre, which has a relatively continental climate.


Epidavros

Rio- Antirrio Bridge

Monemvassia

Megha Spilaio

Stemnitsa

Mani

Olympia

Olympia

Olympia

Mykines

Mani

Nafplio
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