Peloponnese

The Peloponnese (or Morias) is the largest peninsula of Greece. Located in the southern part of the country and all of Europe. In 2004 construction of the bridge of Rio Antirio, which connects the Peloponnese with mainland Greece and the rest of continental part of the country.

It consists of seven prefectures (Achaia, Ilia, Messinia, Arkadia, Lakonia, Argolida and Corinth). The population amounts to 1,086,935 inhabitants. The seas bordering the Aegean and Ionian Sea, Corinthian and Patraikos Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea.

Peloponnese is characterized by typical Mediterranean type of climate , mild and hot in coastal areas and cool enough inside the Peninsula. The history of the Peloponnese is particularly interesting with examples Mycenaean civilization and Ancient Olympia (Olympic Games).