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Melissi & Xylokastro

Melissi Our village is to be found 30 Km west of Corinth, along the coast of the Corinthian Gulf, between regional towns Kiato and the more touristical Xylokastro. It belongs to the municipality of Xylokastro and It has about 1,000 permanent inhabitants, who are mainly engaged in agriculture and tourism. It’s name (Melissi = beehive) comes from the wild bees which had their hives in rock, nearby the village Church. The Melissi upper village is really worth a walk by[…]

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The Mountain

Zireia The exceptionally beautiful Ziria is the second highest mountain in the Peloponnesus and the favourite destination of mountain climbers, hikers and tourists. It consists of Mediterranean highlands with bushes, steep cliffs, sycamore and coniferous forests, a great flora with over a hundred species. Around the main mountain range you can find many small traditional villages, like Trikala, Evrostini, Velina or Goura. The biggest of the villages of this area, Trikala, is consisted by three settlements; Kato (lower), Mesaia (middle)[…]

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Hera Sanctuary & Lake Vouliagmeni

Hera Sanctuary (Heraion) was a sanc Ancient Heraion was a sanctuary to the goddess Hera and was in use from the Greek Dark Ages in the 8th Century BC until the late Hellenistic period. The sanctuary belonged to the powerful ancient city of Corinth (Korinthos) for most of its time, and fell into disuse after the Romans sacked Corinth in 146 BC. The sanctuary was built on two levels, with temples to Hera on each level. The upper level temple[…]

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Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal is a man made canal that connects the Corinthian Gulf with the Saronic Gulf. It is located east of the city of Corith and about 30 minutes from Melissi village and is accesible by public transportation or by car. The construction of the canal began in 1881 and completed after delays caused by geological and financial problems in 1893. Nowdays because of the canal’s narrowness which is making it impassable for modern ships is used mainly as[…]

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Ancient Aigeira

Aigeira is a sea side – north Peloponnesian town with typical wide pebble beach and crystal clear waters. It has it’s ancient remainings at the hilltop just a few kilometers away from the sea. This very interesting but less known to tourists archaeological sightseeing includes a well preserved ancient theatre, surrounding remainings of temples, baths and a much older Mycenean era “acropolis”. The theatre of Aigeira is also described in detail by the ancient traveler Pausanias on his travel books.[…]


Mycenae ‘Rich in Gold’, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization, while the myths related to its history have inspired poets and writers over many centuries, from the Homeric epics and the great tragedies of the Classical period to contemporary literary and artistic creation.[…]

Ancient Olympia

Olympia is a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, the most famous games in history. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical Antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. The first Olympic Games were in honor of Zeus. The sanctuary, known as the Altis, consists of an unordered arrangement of various buildings. Enclosed within the[…]


Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his “Grandmother Earth”. He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the[…]