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The Peloponnese

One of the primary strongholds and battlefields of the 1821-31 Revolution, the Peloponnese is the kernel from which the modern Greek state grew.

This enormous peninsula, which falls short of being an island by the 6 km width of the Corinth isthmus, also has some of the most spectacularly varied scenery and monuments on the mainland.
The name "Peloponnese" means "island of Pelops", who in legend was fed to the gods by Tantalos, his father.
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