Peloponnese Geography

Information about the Geography of Peloponnese, in Greece: Peloponnese is the largest peninsula in Greece and constitutes the southernmost of the Greek mainland. It borders with the Aegean, Ionian Sea, Corinth Gulf, and the Mediterranean Sea. It is connected with Sterea region through a narrow sea line, the Corinth Canal. From 2004, the bridge Rio-Antirio connects Peloponnese with Sterea and the rest of the mainland.

Peloponnese consists of seven prefectures (Achaia, Ilia, Messenia, Arkadia, Lakonia, Argolida and Corinthia). Its total surface area is 21,439 square kilometers. The region of Peloponnese is the center of ancient culture and it has been inhabited since the prehistoric years.

Peloponnese is mainly mountainous, covered by the mountain range of Mount Taygetos, its highest peak is 2,407m. Two groups of islands lie in the Peloponnese, the Saronic islands to the east and the Ionian islands to the west. The area is dressed with beautiful valleys, the valley of Achaia and Manolada. The climate varies according to the area and the altitude. The geography of Peloponnese is privileged with rivers, mountains, valleys, lush green forests and many other characteristics which make the whole area unique and attractive.

Geography in each region

Information about the geography in the regions of Peloponnese: