THE PELO­PON­NESE

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Parts of south­ern Greece re­main sur­pris­ingly un­ex­plored, in­clud­ing some ar­eas of the Pelo­pon­nese. Steeped in mythol­ogy – here Paris of Troy fled with He­len and Her­cules slayed the Ne­mean Lion – the re­gion is also hard to beat for su­perb scenery and de­serted beaches, as well as an in­cred­i­ble ar­ray of an­cient tem­ples, palaces and fortresses. Hik­ers will love the land­scape of rugged peaks and wind­ing gorges that his­tor­i­cally de­terred in­vaders; but for a more laid-back ap­proach, set out along the Ne­mean wine route, which starts in the at­trac­tive sea­side town of Naf­plio, and con­tin­ues through vine­yards scat­tered in the hills of Corinth. Af­ter all that ac­tiv­ity, check into the serene Aman­zoe ho­tel with its herb­s­cented gar­dens and magnificent spa. Where to stay: Aman­zoe (www.aman.com).

a tem­ple at corinth

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