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Olympia (Greece)

archaeological site, sanctuary of Ancient Greece

54km

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Peloponnese

Peloponnese is a peninsula in southern Greece. Originally a peninsula connected to the rest of the country by the Isthmus of Corinth, it is now cut off from the mainland by the narrow Corinth Canal, spanned by bridges connecting Peloponnese to Attica across the canal.

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Meteora

Greek Orthodox monasteries

127km

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Larissa

city of Thessaly region in Greece

142km

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Sights

Patras Castle

which offers a good view of the city. The castle of Patras was built in the second half of the 6th century A.D. on the ruins of the ancient Acropolis. In A.D. 805 the inhabitants of the city were besieged in the castle by the Slavs and Saracens and their victory, considered a miracle of the city's patron Saint Andrew, was important for repelling the barbarian invasions in Peloponnese. In the following centuries the castle, which remained continuously in use until the Second World War for the defense of the city, as well as an administrative and military centre, was captured by the Franks, Venetians, Palaiologoi and Turks. The castle consists of a triangular outer enclosure reinforced with towers and bastions, which was originally protected by a deep moat and an inner enclosure rising on the NE angle and protected by a moat as well. The building phases distinguishable today on the castle provide evidence for the works carried out by each of its conquerors as repairs and provisions according to the development of military science. The original construction is visible today mainly along the north wall, but remains of it exist on all three sides of the curtain indicating that the original medieval fortification had more or less the same perimeter. To reach the castle one can either travel up the vast staircase or take the short drive to the top. Once reaching the historic site, visitors have the ability to sit and enjoy the view over refreshments.

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Olympia, Greece

54km

37.63821.63

Bassae

archaeological site in Greece

73km

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Delphi

(Δελφοί) — site of the famous oracle of Apollo, major archaeological site

87km

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Temple of Apollo (Delphi)

ancient greek temple

87km

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Hosios Loukas

monastery

113km

38.422.75

Zakynthos

Greek island in the Ionian Sea

116km

37.820.75

Lefkada

Greek island in the Ionian Sea

127km

38.7166666720.65

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Patra

Greece
Patras (Modern Greek: Πάτρα, Greek pronunciation: [ˈpatra], Classical Greek and Katharevousa: Πάτραι (pl.)) is the third largest urban conglomeration of Greece, (after Athens/Piraeus and Thessaloniki). It is the capital of the Prefecture of Achaia on the Peloponnese and the western gateway into the country, thanks to numerous ferry connections with Italy.

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