Pyrgos – the capital of Ilia

The city Pyrgos is the capital of the Greek prefecture of Ilia, situated towards the western area of the Peloponnese. It is interesting to know that the name of the city, Pyrgos, owes its origin to an antique tower. Besides this peculiarity, there also are several other unique facts and characteristics which turn this destination into a very appealing and charming one.

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The fortified Mystras and its history

The city of Mystras used to be a fortified city which belonged to the region of Morea. Nowadays, this town still contains many of its antique elements and structures, and visiting it can be a great experience to all those who enjoy history as well as to those who are fond of disciplines such as architecture, anthropology, or those who like meeting beautiful natural landscapes and sights.

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Lakonia and the Spartans

The prefecture of Lakonia, formerly known as Lacedaemonia, was one of the central areas in which the Spartans used to live in ancient Greece. This destination is located in the southern area of the region of Peloponnese, within Arkadia, and is characterized by its amazing historical past as well as by its natural beauty. Lakonia is one of the most visited spots in Greece due to the fact that it has a wide variety and an important amount of attractions and peculiarities.

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The great Sparta

In ancient times, Sparta was one of the most important spots in not only Greece, but the entire Europe as well. During such époque, the territory of Sparta would comprehend the regions nowadays known as Messenia and Laconia. Nowadays, only a small portion of that ancient territory continues being called Sparta, an area located towards the northern side of Laconia. Modern Sparta is situated within a fertile plain which allows it to produce citrus and olives as well as a variety of other fruits and vegetables usually distributed throughout many other towns and spots in Peloponnese.

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The ancient Olympia

Olympia is one of the most famous and visited destinations in the Greek region of Peloponnese. The main reason by which this destination is so famous is due to the fact that in this spot was were the ancient Olympic Games used to be held, a festivity which was not only important to this region but the rest of Greece and the entire world as well. This destination has been visited and explored by archeologists, historians, and scientists in general from the entire world as well as it is possible to see tourists from all places in it at almost any time of the year.

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