Langada Pass    This route through the Taygetos Mountains is one of the most scenic drives in Greece, climbing through stands of evergreens to the summit at 1,524m (5,000 ft.). The most dramatic segment begins about 20km (12 miles) west of Sparta, where the road clings to the cliffs of the Langada Gorge. From these heights, the Spartans threw babies deemed physically unable to become soldiers.    Photo Caption: Driving over the Langada Pass, Taygetos, Greece.    Photo by taver/Flickr.com

Sparta was located in the mountains of Greece. Here is where every detail of a child's life was controlled by the State.

Olympia -  Details: www.culture.gr; Admission 6€, combined ticket with Archaeological Museum 9€. May-Oct daily 8am-7pm, Nov-Apr daily 8:30am-5pm.    Photo Caption: Ruins in Olympia, Greece    Photo by Frommers.com

Olympia - Details: www. Admission combined ticket with…

Temple of Apollo at Bassae -  Details: www.culture.gr; Admission 3€. May-Oct daily 8am-7pm, Nov-Apr daily 8:30am-3pm.    Photo Caption: Corinthian columns first appeared on the Temple of Apollo Bassae, Arcadian mountains. Peloponnese, Greece.    Photo by Frommers.com

Peloponnese Photos at Frommer's - Corinthian columns first appeared on the Temple of Apollo Bassae, Arcadian mountains.

Ancient Nemea -   Details: www.nemea.org. Admission includes stadium and museum, 7€. May-Oct Tues-Sun 8am-7pm, Nov-Apr Tues-Sun 8:30am-3pm.    Photo Caption: Ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Ancient Nemea. Peloponnese, Greece.    Photo by Frommers.com

Ancient Nemea - Details: www.nemea.org. Admission includes stadium and museum, 7€. May-Oct Tues-Sun 8am-7pm, Nov-Apr Tues-Sun 8:30am-3pm. Photo Caption: Ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Ancient Nemea. Peloponnese, Greece. Photo by Frommers.com

Ancient Messene -  Details: www.culture.gr; Free admission. Daily dawn-dusk.    Photo Caption: Ancient Messene, Peloponnese, Greece.    Photo by Frommers.com

Ancient Messene - Details: www.culture.gr; Free admission. Daily dawn-dusk. Photo Caption: Ancient Messene, Peloponnese, Greece. Photo by Frommers.com

Sparta -  Photo Caption: Historical city of Sparta, Greece.    Photo by Panagiotis Karapanagiotis/Dreamstime.com

Sparta - Photo Caption: Historical city of Sparta, Greece. Photo by Panagiotis Karapanagiotis/Dreamstime.com

Ancient Corinth -  Details: www.culture.gr; Admission 6€. Apr-Oct daily 8:30am-8pm, Nov-Mar daily 8am-5pm.    Photo Caption: Glauke Fountain in Ancient Corinth.    Photo by Georgios Makkas

Ancient Corinth - Details: www. Admission Apr-Oct daily Nov-Mar daily Photo Caption: Glauke Fountain in Ancient Corinth. Photo by Georgios Makkas

Nestor's Palace, Hora -  Details: www.culture.gr; Admission 3€ each for palace and museum. May-Oct daily 8am-7pm, Nov-Apr daily 8:30am-3pm.    Photo Caption: Ruins of Nestor's Palace, Peloponnese, Greece.    Photo by Frommers.com

Nestor's Palace, Hora - Details: www.culture.gr; Admission 3€ each for palace and museum. May-Oct daily 8am-7pm, Nov-Apr daily 8:30am-3pm. Photo Caption: Ruins of Nestor's Palace, Peloponnese, Greece. Photo by Frommers.com

Nafplion -  Details: www.culture.gr; Admission 2€. Apr-Oct daily 8:30am-7pm, Nov-Mar daily 8am-5pm.    Photo Caption: Old mosque at Nafplion, Peloponnese, Greece.    Photo by Yannis Lefakis

Nafplion - Details: www. Admission Apr-Oct daily Nov-Mar daily Photo Caption: Old mosque at Nafplion, Peloponnese, Greece. Photo by Yannis Lefakis

Acrocorinth -   Details: www.culture.gr; Free admission. Apr-Oct daily 8:30am-7pm, Nov-Mar daily 8am-3pm.    Photo Caption: Acrocorinth in Ancient Corinth, Peloponnese, Greece.    Photo by Georgios Makkas

Acrocorinth - Details: www. Apr-Oct daily Nov-Mar daily Photo Caption: Acrocorinth in Ancient Corinth, Peloponnese, Greece. Photo by Georgios Makkas


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