This region of Greece is unequalled for its ancient remains, stretching back to the dawn of western civilisation. The list of ancient cities says all: Mycenae, Tiryns, Argos, Olympia, and Epidavros, to name only the most famous. Passing through Arkadia to Olympia is one the great journeys left for the European visitor, unspoilt by modernity. The vast fortifications at Tiryns and the great ‘bee-hive’ tombs at Mycenae are the stuff of legend, and conjure the physical world of Homer’s Agamemnon. Those who like a more contemporary buzz can enjoy one of Greece’s chicest towns, Nafplio, with its delicious food and fabulous views of the sea and mountains. We can arrange visits to underwater archaeological sites in the southern Peloponnese.