Peloponnese

A satellite view of the Peloponnese

The Peloponnese is a large peninsula in Greece. It is the part of Greece which is south of the Isthmus of Corinth.

The island of Peloponnese has lots of mountains and coasts, with the highest part being Mount Killini.

There are four south-pointing peninsulas within the Peloponnese. They are called Messenia, the Mani Peninsula, Epidaurus, and the Argolid.

There are also two groups of islands near the Peloponnese. In the east there are the Argo-Saronic Islands and in the west there are the Ionian Islands. There is also the island of Kythira, which is near to the Epidaurus peninsula. Kythira is often thought of as part of the Ionian Islands.

The Peloponnese has had people living on it since prehistoric times. Its name means Island of Pelops. Pelops was a person from Greek mythology, who took over the island. During the Middle Ages and the Ottoman Empire, the peninsula was known as the Morea.


Other Languages
Afrikaans: Peloponnesos
Alemannisch: Peloponnes
العربية: بيلوبونيز
aragonés: Peloponiso
asturianu: Peloponesu
azərbaycanca: Peloponnes
Bân-lâm-gú: Pelopónnisos
беларуская: Пелапанес
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Пэляпанэс
български: Пелопонес
bosanski: Peloponez
brezhoneg: Peloponnesos
català: Peloponès
čeština: Peloponés
Cymraeg: Peloponnesos
dansk: Peloponnes
Deutsch: Peloponnes
Ελληνικά: Πελοπόννησος
English: Peloponnese
español: Peloponeso
Esperanto: Peloponezo
euskara: Peloponeso
فارسی: پلوپونز
føroyskt: Peloponnes
français: Péloponnèse
galego: Peloponeso
հայերեն: Պելոպոնես
हिन्दी: पेलोपोनीज़
hrvatski: Peloponez
Bahasa Indonesia: Peloponnesos
íslenska: Pelópsskagi
italiano: Peloponneso
עברית: פלופונסוס
kurdî: Pelopones
Кыргызча: Пелопоннес
Latina: Peloponnesus
latviešu: Peloponesa
Lëtzebuergesch: Peloponnes
lietuvių: Peloponesas
lumbaart: Pelopunés
македонски: Пелопонез
Bahasa Melayu: Peloponnesos
Nederlands: Peloponnesos
norsk: Peloponnes
norsk nynorsk: Peloponnes
occitan: Peloponès
پنجابی: پیلوپونیز
Plattdüütsch: Peloponnes (Halfinsel)
polski: Peloponez
português: Peloponeso
română: Peloponez
русский: Пелопоннес
shqip: Peloponezi
sicilianu: Pilupunnesu
slovenščina: Peloponez
српски / srpski: Пелопонез
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Peloponez
svenska: Peloponnesos
українська: Пелопоннес
اردو: موریہ
vèneto: Morea
Tiếng Việt: Peloponnesos
Winaray: Peloponeso