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A mere one-hour drive from Athens, the cradle of democracy, science and philosophy, not very far from the polished Greek islands either, lies the entrance to an entirely different Greece. It is as simple as renting a car (or if you are adventurous enough jumping on a public bus), driving over the Corinthian isthmus, crossing the short bridge over the man-made boat canal and voilà! Welcome to the Peloponnese - where stunning natural beauty blends with ancient myths and legends.
ease of reach: easy-peasy
best months: Mar. to Jun. & Sep. to Nov.
great for: sightseeing, romance, natural beauty
not so great for: wild partying
budget range: medium to high