Blog Posts - Peloponnese



Olympia Greece: Running Naked for the Olive Crown

The first competition held at Olympia, Greece was nothing to do with going for the gold. In fact, it was a chariot race that would determine who would win the hand of a beautiful princess, and inherit her father’s kingdom. King Oionomaos of Elis,...
by EuropeUpClose.com on Jul 18, 2016

Ten dream places for tourists visiting Peloponnese

Paradise Peloponnese in Greece is known for its culture and heritage beauty.A trip on the peninsula will certainly be an unforgettable memory for tourists, writes en.protothema.gr. Here are ten places that can be visited in the Peloponnese. Greece:...
by We care about your travel on Sep 4, 2015

Corinth Canal

The narrow canal between the Greek mainland and the Peloponnese is called the Isthmus of Corinth. Already the Roman emperor Nero sent 6.000 slaves to cut a canal through the isthmus. 3 Month later, after the suicide of Nero, the construction work was...
by Travel Video Blog on Jun 13, 2015

Greek Wine Party at iYellow Wine Club

On May 5th, I had the pleasure of attending a Greek Wine Tasting Party hosted at the iYellow Wine Cave. The evening was filled with Greek fare such as olives, cheese, dessert, and other traditional Greek foods that were served alongside more than 30...

2008 Cavino Grande Reserve Nemea (Greece) - Wine Review

Tonight's wine is the final instalment in my series of Wines from Peloponnese (links to part 1, part 2 and part 3).Once again, this is 100% Agiorgitiko with all the grapes coming from the Nemea PDO. However, in this case, the grapes hail from small v...

2013 Tselepos Classic Moschofilero (Greece) - Wine Review

Opened up this fragrant beauty of a wine on Sunday in my continuuing series on wines from Peloponnese (part 1, part 2), Greece.Grapes for this wine were sourced within Mantinia PDO, from selected vineyards within the communes of Rizes, Lithovounia an...

Gaia Agiorgitiko by Gaia 2013 (Greece) - Wine Review

This is the 4th wine in my series featuring wines from the Peloponnese region of Greece. My first post about wines from Peloponnese featured a very easy drinking Agiorgitiko. Tonight's red wine is made from the same grape, but is more robust, shows m...

Wines from Peloponnese, Greece

This is the first post in a series that will feature the wines of Peloponnese to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter (April 12th) this year. In addition to the wines, I also received some very nice Greek products that I will be tweeting about over the co...

The Top Ten Beaches In Greece

Mention Greece as a holiday destination and everyone just sighs. The beaches in Greece are some of the best in the world and, although the economy is shot, the beaches are not! As a beach destination Greece still has a lot to offer the single or fami...
by eTravelTrips on Jan 9, 2015

3,500 Years of History in the Peloponnese Peninsula of Greece

“Next to that island over there is where the Greeks fought the Persians in a great battle, during the Peloponnesian War,” said Cristos as we drove toward our first destination in the Peloponnese Peninsula. This war took place more than 40...
by Perceptive Travel Blog on Nov 30, 2014

Sailing the Peloponnese: make it green

| Eco-Friendly Greece | The Peloponnese, a region of southern mainland Greece, offers a wonderful variety of experiences and adventures for visitors. There are historical towns like Mycenae and Epidavros, for instance. And only a few hundr...
by Green Traveler Guides on Nov 15, 2013

The Ottoman-venetian castle of Methoni

The castle of Methoni was built by the Venetians in the 16th century in order to secure the silk road. The city was then destroyed by the Turks in 1500 and the castle partly rebuilt. The small octogonal annex which is shown here is called a Bourtzi (...
by MakiPix on Dec 13, 2012

Patras city history.

The first traces of settlement in Patras date as early as in the 3rd millennium BC, in the area of modern Aroe. Patras flourished for the first time during the Post-Helladic or Mycenean period (1580–1100 BC).   Ancient Patras was formed by...
by info Travel 4 Greece on Jun 18, 2012

Oil of the Gods

You all know the feeling. You come back from abroad and want to recreate, say, the lovely Greek Salad you had whilst staring at the blue Aegean or Ionian Sea from your harbour side perch. So you get it all together and the end result looks OK but tas...
by DaithaiC on Apr 30, 2012


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