Peloponnese district (Peloponnesus or Peloponnisos) lies below Central Greece, covering 21,500 square km approximately and having a population of more than 1,300,000 residents.

The whole geographic region is a monument of nature itself, encompassing in its boundaries countless sites of unrivalled beauty and places indissolubly connected with some of the gold pages of Greek history and mythology.

High, wild mountains such as Olympus, home of the Greek Dodecatheon, Taygetos (Taygetus) and Parnonas, all famed for their ecosystems and their hiking paths, verdant valleys and dense forests, rivers and magnificent gulfs, sacred caves and fabulous beaches promise an abundance of choices and activities.

Impressive small mountainous villages of remarkable architecture and delightful costal resorts, captivating sites such as Monemvasia and the medieval Mystras, the imposing monasteries in Kalavryta (Kalavrita) and archaeological  sites of immense historical  importance  such as Ancient Olympia, the cradle of the Olympic Games,  Mycenae, Orhomenos, and Epidavros (Epidaurus). This is the home place of the hard-bitten Spartans and also the land that the flag of freedom was raised by fierce fighters, signalling the beginning of  the Greek war of independence in 1821.

Peloponnese, combining splendid beaches and gorgeous mountainous landscape   is a veritable paradise for nature-lovers, restless explorers, history-enthusiasts; for those that the term “holidays” means relaxation in idyllic places or entertaining in lively resorts.

Peloponnese is divided in seven Prefectures

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