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Peloponnes

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Common: The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus is a large peninsula in southern Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Gulf of Corinth. It is also a periphery of Greece, consisting of 5 prefectures.
Geography: The Peloponnese covers an area of some 21,549 km² (8,320 square miles). It constitutes the southernmost part of mainland Greece, although technically it is an island since the construction of the Corinth Canal in 1893. It has two land connections with the rest of Greece, a natural one at the Isthmus of Corinth and an artificial one in the shape of the Rio-Antirio bridge (completed 2004).
The peninsula has a mountainous interior and deeply indented coasts, with Mount Taygetus its highest point. It possesses four south-pointing peninsulas, Messenia, the Mani Peninsula, Cape Malea (also known as Epidaurus Limera), and the Argolid in the far northeast of the Peloponnese.
Two groups of islands lie off the Peloponnesan coast the Argo-Saronic Islands to the east, and the Ionian Islands to the west. The island of Kythira, off the Epidaurus Limerapeninsula to the south of the Peloponnese, is considered to be part of the Ionian Islands

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Allgemeines: Vom Festland ist der Peloponnes über eine schmale Landenge von ca. 6,3 km, den Isthmos von Korinth, zu erreichen, der jedoch 1893 durch den Kanal von Korinth durchbrochen wurde. Dennoch ist der Peloponnes keine Insel, weil der Kanal ein künstliches Bauwerk ist, daher kann man auch nicht von einer Insel sprechen. Seit 2004 ist der Peloponnes auch durch eine 2,2km lange Brücke zwischen den Orten Rion und Antirion mit dem Festland verbunden.
Herkunft des Namens Peloponnes: Der Name ist hergeleitet von der mythologischen Gestalt Pelops, der ein Sohn des sagenhaften Königs Tantalos gewesen sein soll.Im Mittelalter war für die Peloponnes auch die (italienische) Bezeichnung Morea (frz. Morée) geläufig.
Geografie: Der Peloponnes ist der südlichste Teil der Balkanhalbinsel und somit das am weitesten ins Mittelmeer hineinragende Gebiet. Der südlichste Punkt des Peloponnes ist Kap Malea. Im Osten wird der Peloponnes von der Ägäis und im Westen vom Ionischen Meer begrenzt.
Erdgeschichtlich betrachtet, war der Peloponnes ursprünglich eine Insel, wurde jedoch dann im Laufe der Zeit durch die Nord-Verschiebung der afrikanischen und saudiarabischen Platte an das Festland herangedrückt. Deutliche Spuren davon sind anhand der zahlreichen, geologisch gesehen relativ jungen, Faltengebirge zu erkennen. Diese spalten sich zahlreich auf dem Peloponnes auf und geben der Landschaft ein charakteristisches Bild. Vor allem im Zentralpeloponnes (Arkadien) ist die gebirgige Gegend schwer zugänglich und gekennzeichnet durch oberirdische abflusslose Becken (Poljen), in denen z.T. Seen entstanden. Ein Beispiel hierfür ist der mittlerweile verlandete Stymphalische See. Die Gebirge erheben sich auf dem Peloponnes in eine Höhe von bis zu 2400 m, die dazwischen liegenden Täler zeichnen sich für griechische Verhältnisse oft durch große Fruchtbarkeit aus.
Da die Verschiebung der Platten weiterhin anhält, ist der Peloponnes neben Italien zu den erdbebengefährdetsten Gebieten Europas zu zählen.

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Text from Wikipedia Lexikon.More infos about history you will find on Wikipedia Lexikon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peloponnese

Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Meadows
Meadows
Typical flowers
Typical flowers
Flowers,flowers,flowers
Flowers,flowers,flowers
Meadows and poppies
Meadows and poppies
Typical flowers
Typical flowers
Canal of Korinth
Canal of Korinth
Sunset near Korinth
Sunset near Korinth
Peloponnese,near Korinth
Peloponnese,near Korinth
Near Portoheli
Near Portoheli
Overnighting in Hotel near Portoheli
Overnighting in Hotel near Portoheli
Near Portoheli
Near Portoheli
Near Portoheli
Near Portoheli
Southeast Peloponnese,near Epidauros
Southeast Peloponnese,near Epidauros
Agaves everywhere
Agaves everywhere
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Orange garden
Orange garden
Flowers,millions of it
Flowers,millions of it
Near Palia Epidauros,orange plantations
Near Palia Epidauros,orange plantations
Epidauros,antique theater
Epidauros,antique theater
Epidauros,antique theater
Epidauros,antique theater
Epidauros
Epidauros
Epidauros,great acoustics
Epidauros,great acoustics
Cool shadows in olive garden
Cool shadows in olive garden
Meadows
Meadows
Beautiful poppies - bad weeds?!
Beautiful poppies - bad weeds?!
Meadows
Meadows
Nauplion
Nauplion
Shuttles to the ocean liner near Nauplion
Shuttles to the ocean liner near Nauplion
Venetian fort in Bay of Nauplion
Venetian fort in Bay of Nauplion
At Argolikos Gulf,cove lined
At Argolikos Gulf,cove lined
Eastcoast, Peloponnese
Eastcoast, Peloponnese
Village in Karst landscape
Village in Karst landscape
Arkadiko Chorio
Arkadiko Chorio
Paralia at Argolikos Gulf
Paralia at Argolikos Gulf
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Route along the coastline
Route along the coastline
At Argolikos Gulf,near Nauplion
At Argolikos Gulf,near Nauplion
Nice  place for holidays
Nice place for holidays
Peloponnese Route;
Peloponnese Route;
Fish farming along the coast
Fish farming along the coast
Sun hotels
Sun hotels
Eastcoast Peloponnese,Argolikos Gulf
Eastcoast Peloponnese,Argolikos Gulf
Monastery Moni Elonis at the cliff
Monastery Moni Elonis at the cliff
Monastery Moni Elonis at the cliff
Monastery Moni Elonis at the cliff
Near Moni Elonis
Near Moni Elonis
Karst  peak near Moni Elonis
Karst peak near Moni Elonis
Pass street near Moni Elonis
Pass street near Moni Elonis
Pass street near Moni Elonis
Pass street near Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Monastery Moni Elonis
Near Monastery Moni Elonis
Near Monastery Moni Elonis
Monemvassia,island
Monemvassia,island
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Near Githio
Near Githio
Shipwreck near Githio
Shipwreck near Githio
Coast near Githio
Coast near Githio
Gythio,harbour
Gythio,harbour
Gythio,resting for lunch
Gythio,resting for lunch
Meadows
Meadows
Gythio,fisherman harbour
Gythio,fisherman harbour
Gythio,place for resting
Gythio,place for resting
Macro shot
Macro shot
Gythio,fishing village
Gythio,fishing village
Canal near Githio
Canal near Githio
Sheep in olive garden
Sheep in olive garden
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Cypress grove
Cypress grove
Typical flower
Typical flower
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Peninsula Mani
Peninsula Mani
village Vathia,like a fortress
village Vathia,like a fortress
Peninsula Mani,near Vathia
Peninsula Mani,near Vathia
Nice fellows
Nice fellows
Horses
Horses
Westcoast Peloponnes
Westcoast Peloponnes
Karst vegetation
Karst vegetation
Small vallage
Small vallage
Westcoast Peloponnese,near Kiparissia
Westcoast Peloponnese,near Kiparissia
Meadows
Meadows
Westcoast Peloponnese,near Kiparissia
Westcoast Peloponnese,near Kiparissia
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Near Kiparissia,cove
Near Kiparissia,cove
Meadows
Meadows
Westcoast Peloponnese,near Kiparissia
Westcoast Peloponnese,near Kiparissia
Meadows
Meadows
Near Olympia
Near Olympia
Near Olympia
Near Olympia
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Village in the mountains,near Olympia
Village in the mountains,near Olympia
Village on the slope,near Olympia
Village on the slope,near Olympia
Near Langadia
Near Langadia
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Graveyard on the slope,near Langadia
Graveyard on the slope,near Langadia
New street near Tripoli
New street near Tripoli
Agriculture near Tripoli
Agriculture near Tripoli
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Natural farm landscape
Natural farm landscape
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Wineyards
Wineyards
Wineyards,between Tripoli and Korinth
Wineyards,between Tripoli and Korinth
Flowers in the wine yards,between Tripoli and Korinth
Flowers in the wine yards,between Tripoli and Korinth
Flower,macroshot
Flower,macroshot
Time for poppies
Time for poppies
Peninsula Mani
Peninsula Mani
Graveyard
Graveyard
Landscape near Tripoli
Landscape near Tripoli
Landscape near Tripoli
Landscape near Tripoli
Landscape near Tripoli
Landscape near Tripoli
Peloponnese
Peloponnese
Landscape near Tripoli
Landscape near Tripoli
Peloponnese
Peloponnese