Because of its long and ancient history the Peloponnese region is home to a number of archaeological sites and attractions that visitors to the region should see--especially considering the role that many of them have played in Western mythology.  One of the region's most recognizable sites, by name at least, is the Mycenae.  This site, located just off of the Argos-Corinth Roadway, was the home of King Agamemnon and is the setting for the beginning of the Greek epic the Iliad, as well as for several other mythical writings and tragedies.  Mycenae has been fully excavated and many of its artifacts, including King Agamemnon's tomb and golden death mask, can now be seen at the Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Mycenae is open to visitors daily.

Another of Peloponnese's significant archaeological sites is Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.  Visitors can stand in the site's ancient amphitheatre stadium.  Every four years, the official Olympic Torch is still lit here as part of a large ceremony.  From Ancient Olympia the torch travels around the world, held by runners, until it lights the official torch in the city where the games are being held.  The site is also home to a museum which holds such artifacts as portions of the Temple of Zeus (whose foundation can be seen at the site) and several ancient statues.   

For more of Peloponnese's ancient site visit the Peloponnese Guide.