The Peloponnese, Greece Travel Guide

  The holiday destination of The Peloponnese is visited by holidaymakers who are looking for not only fine beaches but also history and culture. This is where both ancient and modern Greece meet. Here in the Peloponnese you will find beautiful beaches, stunning mountain scenery, ancient Roman and Greek ruins, Venetian Castles and lots of places to explore. Situated in the Peloponnese is ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic games. Here you will be fascinated by the old Olympic stadium which dates back to the 5th century BC, the Temple of Zeus and the villa of Nero. In the central Peloponnese is Sparta where many Spartan battles were fought. Here you will find ruins of ancient Roman temples and theatres. On the eastern side of the Peloponnese is Corinth which is home to the Temple of Apollo and some Roman ruins. The best beaches are found in the most southerly parts of the Peloponnese. These include Porto Kayio and Marmari near Cape Tenaro, and Methoni and Pylos which are ideal