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AERIAL PHOTO Acrocorinth, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

On the top of an isolated 575-meter-high peak, the ancient citadel of Acrocorinth overlooks the modern city of Corinth and the strategically important isthmus. With a width of 6.4 kilometers, the isthmus of Corinth is relatively narrow compared to the 21,549 square kilometers of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Acrocorinth, Greece.

AERIAL PHOTO Acrocorinth, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The ancient citadel of Acrocorinth and its geomorphology making the place impregnable. Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Mycenae, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The acropolis of Mycenae was an important center of ancient Greek Civilization. Argolis, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Mycenae, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

Due to its historical importance the archeological site of Mycenae (15th century BC) was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage list in 1999. Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Palamidi Fortress, Nafplio, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The Fortress of Palamidi overlooking the City of Nafplio from its 216-meter-high vantage point. Argolis, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Palamidi Fortress, Nafplio, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The Fortress of Palamidi overlooking the Argolic Gulf on the Aegean side of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Nafplio, Argolis, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Argos Castle, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The ancient acropolis of Argos overlooking a monastery. Argolis, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Nafpaktos, Corinth Gulf, Greece.

The picturesque town of Nafpaktos on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Arkadiko Chorio, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The Arcadian Village in Arkadiko Chorio has many properties with a stunning view of the Aegean Sea available for summer rentals. Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Saint-Andrew Cathedral, Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

Inaugurated in 1974, the Saint-Andrew Cathedral is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox Church anywhere. Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Saint-Andrew Cathedral, Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The massive Saint-Andrew Cathedral can accommodate up to 7000 worshippers. Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW swimming pool, Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

Pool to Pond; abandoned olympic-size (length: 50m) swimming pool reclaimed by vegetation. Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW aquafarming, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

Floating cages south of Arkadiko Chorio, on the Aegean coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Greece.

AERIAL VIEW aquafarming, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

Offshore marine fish aquaculture north of Arkadiko Chorio on the Aegean coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Corinth Canal, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

Linking and Separiting. The 6.4-kilometer-long Corinth Canal links the Gulf of Corinth (in the distance) to the Aegean Sea and separates the Peloponnese Peninsula (left of canal) to mainland Greece. It can accommodate ships with a maximum width of 17.6 meters, larger ships will have to navigate some 700 kilometers around the Peloponnese Peninsula.

AERIAL VIEW Corinth Canal, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

A large crane is doing some maintenance work on the steep limestone wall. From its opening in 1893, The historic Corinth Canal has been plagued by frequent landslides. Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

Inaugurated in 2004, the 2.38-kilometer-long Rio-Antirrio Bridge is one of the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world. Gulf of Corinth, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge crosses the Gulf of Corinth where it is the narrowest, which was also the logical strategic location for a fortress. Narrowest but widening as the tectonic activity widens the crossing by an estimated 3cm a year? Rio, Gulf of Corinth, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

AERIAL VIEW Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

The Rio-Antirrio Bridge did not make the ferry crossing obsolete, the latter being less expensive albeit more time-consuming and weather-dependent. Gulf of Corinth, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.

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