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Peloponnese

Peloponnese

The Peloponnese is the largest peninsula in Greece; its northern part is divided from the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth. It's acreage is 21.5 million square kilometers and it's population is about 1.1 million inhabitants. This geographical area is divided into seven administrative districts/counties: Argolis, Corinth, Achaia, Arcadia, Ilia, Lakonia and Messinia.

The Peloponnese is formed by the shores of large bays, which give the peninsula its characteristic shape of the plane tree. Ii is mostly a mountainous region, though it forms many extend to fertile plains. The coast is separated by deep bays, most important of which are the Patraikos, the Corinthian, the Kyparissian, the Lakonian and the Argolian.

The climate is generally Mediterranean, but with significant variations, depending on altitude; accordingly fragmented is the profile of the region's economic activities.

Its history is rich: the area was inhabited since the newer Paleolithic era (8,000 BC), while in modern times it was identified with the core of Hellenism and the founding of the modern Greek state.

Take a tour of the options below for more information on the Peloponnese; in the "Suggestions" area of our website, you will find information on specific routes and itineraries that will allow you to explore it.

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