Escapes

• Zireia ski center



The Ziria Ski Center is located in Trikala, Corinthia, 12 km from the settlements at an altitude of 1500m.

• Ancient Corinth



The ruins of Ancient Corinth are an important archeological site which gave significant findings during the excavations. The ancient city is located 9 km southwest of Corinth, under the hill of Acrocorinth, where the citadel was located, and from where visitors could catch sight of the Acropolis in Athens.

• Ancient Sikyon



Sikyon was the most important artistic center in the Peloponnese. It was home to the renowned sculptor Lysippos and the center where the art of painting developed in antiquity. In the archaeological site one can admire the imposing theater, the gymnasium, the bouleuterion, as well as the 6th c. B.C temple which was turned into a basilica during the Christian era. Also impressive are the roman baths, which are today housed inside the Archaeological Museum.

• Epidaurus ancient theater



The stunning ancient theater of Epidaurus is an international attraction. It is the most well preserved ancient theater in the world known for its remarkable acoustics. The theater operates normally as it hosts the Athens Festival, which is the biggest festival in Greece. This summer- as every year – the theater of Epidaurus is presenting ancient Greek theater performances with English supertitles.

• Nafplio



Visit Nafplio town, walk through picturesque streets and visit those cute little stores that sell traditional products. In Nafplio you should also visit Bourtzi Castle and climb the 999 steps to Palamidi Castle!

• Wineries in Nemea



Nemea is one of the most famous wine regions in Greece. Visitors have the opportunity to visit the wineries and taste delicious Greek wine. Besides the wineries, visit the ruins of ancient Nemea, the museum and of course the temple and the ancient stadium.

• Ancient Mycenae



Mycenae is a World Heritage Monument by UNESCO. Mycenae was founded between two tall conical hills, on a low plateau controlling both the land and sea routes. The greatest attractions in Mycenae are the archaeological museum and also the Mycenae Palace and the tombs.

• Ancient Olympia



In western Peloponnese, in the beautiful valley of the Alpheios river, lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece. Although secluded near the west coast of the Peloponnese, Olympia became the most important religious and athletic centre in Greece. Its fame rests on the Olympic Games, the greatest national festival and a highly prestigious one world-wide, which was held every four years to honor Zeus.

• Cave of the Lakes



It is a rare creation of Nature. Apart from its labyrinth of corridors, its mysterious galleries and its strange stalactite formations, the “Cave of the Lakes” has something exclusively unique that does not exist in other well known caves. Inside the cave there is a string of cascading lakes forming three different levels that establish its uniqueness in the world.

• Corinth Canal



The Corinth Canal is an engineering marvel. A project that spanned many centuries, it was conceived by a ruler of Ancient Corinth, begun by Roman emperor Nero, and completed in the 19th century by the French. Cut through solid rock, the canal is more than 6km long and 23m wide, its vertical sides rising 90m above the water. The canal did much to elevate Piraeus’ status as a major Mediterranean port and is particularly impressive when a ship is passing through.

• Vouliagmeni lake



The peaceful lagoon of Vouliagmeni is 16 km away. northwest of Loutraki and was created by marsh land abandonment. It is 2 km long. and width up to 1 km, while its depth is estimated to 40 m. It joins the sea with a canal width of 6m. It was formerly called Eschatiotis (or last, on the peninsula) or Gorgopi, from the name of the mother of Megareas, which was drowned in its waters.

• Doxa lake



Lake Doxa is an artificial lake located at Feneo, Korinthias, at 1.100 m above sea level. In the middle of the lake you’ll see the church of Agios Fanourios. In the past there use to be a monastery at the dam of Feneo-Doxa, known as Moni Agiou Georgiou (also known as Palaiomonastiro), which due to flooding it was moved to a nearby hill.