Peloponnese, is a large peninsula (technically an island since the construction of the Corinth Canal in 1893 ) and region in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. It is divided in two administrative parts, the eastern part consisting the Peloponnese Region and the northwestern part, around Patras, partially consisting the Dytiki Region.
The history and culture of the Peloponnese are a part of the world’s heritage that can be discovered by visitors via a plethora of well-maintained monuments covering all of the periods of the region’s history and, what’s more, all located within a few kilometres of each other.
Peloponnese is home to Epidaurus, Mycenae and Olympia, as well as to some of the most stunning castles in Greece. This is where the country’s medieval history is best documented, in the fortified town of Monemvasia, Mystras, Nafplio and Pylos. Here you will find countless Byzantine monasteries and chapels, ancient temples and Ottoman mosques, baths and pre-Industrial Era monuments from the 19th century standing beside Neolithic settlements and Mycenean bridges.
Popular and lesser-known museums can be found across the region, illustrating in the best possible way the long course of its history and the evolution of its culture.