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.
The ancient citadel of Acrocorinth and its geomorphology making the place impregnable. Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.
The acropolis of Mycenae was an important center of ancient Greek Civilization. Argolis, 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.
The Fortress of Palamidi overlooking the City of Nafplio from its 216-meter-high vantage point. Argolis, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.
The Fortress of Palamidi overlooking the Argolic Gulf on the Aegean side of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Nafplio, Argolis, 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.
Inaugurated in 1974, the Saint-Andrew Cathedral is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox Church anywhere. Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.
The massive Saint-Andrew Cathedral can accommodate up to 7000 worshippers. Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.
Pool to Pond; abandoned olympic-size (length: 50m) swimming pool reclaimed by vegetation. Patras, Peloponnese Peninsula, Greece.
Offshore marine fish aquaculture north of Arkadiko Chorio on the Aegean coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Greece.
Linking and Separating. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.