Peloponnese Vacations

Peloponnese is a peninsula that extends to the south along the western coast of mainland Greece and just south of Athens. The area was originally a peninsula, but with the establishment of the Corinth Canal it separated the peninsula from the mainland. This large mountainous island contains ancient villages, flowing rivers and beautiful sandy beaches. The island has numerous historical archeological structures that are scattered in remote regions on the island. These villages were once thriving Mycenaean villages during 16th through 11th century BC. The island is also the site of the original Olympics, which were held from during 8th century BC to the 4th century AD and were in honor of the Greek God, Zeus. Although many of the villages have a history that extends for centuries, they have not been overly exposed to outside influences and still retain their original Greek charm.

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