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We are offering a wide range of Peloponnese Hotels, Apartments and Villas on the most beautiful places of Peleponnese like the Mani Peninsula, Monemvasia, the Western Peloponnese Costa Navarino and East Peloponnese Nauplia. Monuments from every period of the eventful Peloponnesian history, great archeological sites such as ancient Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae and Tirynth, Mystra, the fortress city at Monemvasia, and the tower houses in Mani, such as the Diros caves, Mt. Taygetos, the cape Tainaros and Byzantine churches are waiting to be discovered. Rich vegetation, unique settlements and natural beauties such as mountains and long sandy beaches, forests, rivers and caves, make this part of Greece ideal for roundtrips, sports and connecting to the history and culture. Discover the first Greek Civilization of the Mycenaeans (2000 B.C.)
Excavations verify the legend of Homeric Mycenaean, while the ruins in Pylos match the references for the well known King Nestor's palace in west Peloponnese. Later on 1200 B.C. Dorian and Aetoli arrive in Peloponnese and construct Korinthos, Argos and Sparta. The Olympic Games where athletes from all over Greece participate take place in Olympia every four years. After centuries Fillip the Macedonian arrives in Peloponnese and then the Romans. In 393 B.C. the Byzantines abolish the Olympic Games, in 1294 arrive the Franks and later the Turks. In 1827 after the sea battle in Navarino ends the Ottoman/Egyptian occupation and Peloponnese becomes the first part of new independent Greece.It is not accidental that especially during the summer season many tourists arrive in Peloponnese from all over the world to travel around it to discover the Old and new World of Greece.
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