Mt. Taygetos (Profitis Ilias)
Taygetos mountain - Peloponnese - Greece
Peloponnese has a lot to offer. Rough and wild mountains surrounded by magical woods, create a beautiful scenery that immediate transport the visitor in a mythical environment where legends, culture and strong traditions are still alive. A land forged by battles and commerce of ancient polis, that is able to offer history, unique sceneries and beautiful coastlines.
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Peloponnese is located in the south of Greece. It is a mountainous region covered by forests, especially in the central part of the Peninsula (Arcadia, east of Messenia and north of Laconia). The highest peak is Mt. Taygetos (Profitis Ilias) located in Laconia with a hight of 2404 m. , often chosen as touristic outdoor destination because of the challenge of this rocky hike and the stunning view over both land and sea. Furthermore, the many valleys and rivers immersed in magical forests on one side and beaches with crystal water on the other, create unique views and sceneries, making Peloponnese a natural multifaceted land with various possible outdoor activities in nature. Historical sites are also the core of this land. Many fortresses, temples, old towns, harbours and old paths can be found all over the peninsula, raging from the Archaic period of ancient Greece to the Greek War of Independence.
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