The Peloponnese was actually part of mainland Greece until the Corinth canal artificially separated the two of them . It is the southernmost part of the Greek mainland and is a peninsula rather than an Island . The Corinth Canal was constructed in 1893 making the Peloponnese appear as an island. To my mind the Peloponnese resemble an outstretched hand at the end of mainland Greece .
You will find much history and culture here if that is your thing . This area of Greece has such a long and vivid history you could not possibly enjoy it all in just a fortnight . (more…)