Ancient Fortress of Methoni, Peloponnese, Greece

The Castle of Methoni in Messenia, Peloponnese, Greece: The port was on the route between Venice and Eastern markets, and the Holy Land. Beginning in the Venetians took the area from pirates and fortified it. 300 years later, it fell to the Ottomans.

monemvasia, greece

Monemvasia Is Greece's Best Kept Secret

Monemvasia Is A Hidden Town In Greece, 22 photos in Others category, Others photos

Sparta, Greece  "You should reach the limits of virtue, before you cross the border of death."    '...learn to love death's ink-black shadow as much as you love the light of dawn. '  'Here is courage, mankind's finest possession, here is the noblest prize that a young man can endeavor to win.'  `Some selected lines from the works of the Spartan poet Tyrtaeus.

The Theatre at Ancient Sparta, Peloponnese, Greece

Exactly! And then get Saga Hotel to grill it for you!!!!--- Gythio by Alessandro Pettinaroli, via Flickr

And then get Saga Hotel to grill it for you!--- Gythio by Alessandro…

Sparta, Greece

my moms side of the family can be traced threw Sparta. I am spartan on my moms side

Fortress of Methoni, Peloponnesos, Greece

When you travel to Greece do NOT miss the Peloponnese! Ancient Fortress of Methoni, Peloponnese, Greece

Ruins at Sparta with Taygetos Mountains in the background.

Sparti (Greek: Σπάρτη) is a municipality of Laconia, Greece. It lies at the site of ancient Sparta. The population in 2001 was of whom lived in the town itself. [Here: The theater of ancient Sparta with Mt. Taygetus in the background]

The old city gates of Kardamili Greece - the start of the Greek revolution in the 1800's -  taking back their country from the Turks. photo by C. TwoFeathers

The old city gates of Kardamili Greece - the start of the Greek revolution in the - taking back their country from the Turks.

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