Peloponnese Greece in miniature

Peloponnese Greece in miniature
 Peloponnese area of ​​about 22,000 square kilometers, connecting with the main part of Greece narrow Isthmus of Corinth, at the time of the ancient Greek state was the center of this ancient civilization and the cradle of its magnificent culture. Each structure in the Peloponnese steeped Greek myths: gods, heroes, beautiful nymphs and beautiful palaces - here every stone has its own history.
 Caught in this paradise, I want to explore all the existing attractions, touch the ancient ruins, statues and amphorae, visit the ancient Acropolis and the mysterious temples. On the territory of the Peloponnese such a great variety of places, ancient monuments are found at almost every turn. The largest fragments of ancient Greece can be called the Temple of Apollo at Corinth, ruins of ancient Sparta, the ruins of Mycenae and Olympia.

In the VI century BC Acrocorinth at the foot of the ancient architects created one of the most famous temples of ancient Greece - Temple of Apollo. This antique peripter consists of a set of columns, six of which form the facade, before they were covered with plaster and drawings. Much later built Cretan sculptors decorated building graceful statues. Graceful ruins of an ancient temple in conjunction with the surrounding landscape by themselves evoke mythical images and produce a monumental impression.

By such attractions as the remnants of ancient Sparta impossible to pass. According to the legend in this town were engaged in education Spartans - soldiers, the strength, courage and endurance which subsequently composed legends. From the former greatness of the city is almost nothing left, now the tourists have the opportunity to wander through the ruins of ancient Sparta, visit the Temple of Athena and the ancient theater.

In the northeast Peloponnese near the Gulf Argolikos the ruins of the ancient city. This city is more than four thousand years ago was part of the Mycenaean state, but much later in Greece. According to legend, Mycenae were built mythological character Perseus, who took possession of the last winged horse Pegasus, killed Medusa and heroically freed the princess Andromeda, to sacrifice to the sea monster. As a result of the Greco-Persian wars, the city was destroyed and re-opened in 1874 by the famous archaeologist Schliemann, who first revealed the monumental Mycenaean tombs. Remains of cyclopean structures scattered throughout the ancient necropolis.

Every corner of the Peloponnese - miniature Greek museum. Residents are proud of their ancient culture. In every cafe in the facade of almost every house you can find ancient Greek motifs. The local population is happy to be guests of their country and enthusiastically talks about its history. In addition to the architectural monuments, museums and ancient art exhibitions, Peloponnese famous for beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery and favorable climate that makes the tourists again and again to return home of the Greek gods and famous heroes.

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