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Welcome to the Region of Peloponnese...
Welcome to the fascinating journey, of Peloponnese Region through the web site of its tourism portal. This is a genuine tour in places that will stimulate your interest although it would be hard to distinguish or reject some of them. It is certain that you will desire to visit them all! However, first and foremost let’s know the main characteristics of the region of Peloponnese:
The region of Peloponnese includes the prefectures of Corinth, Argolida, Arcadia, Messinia and Laconia, while Tripoli is the capital of the Prefecture of Arcadia. After the new administrative division (law 2503/97), the region of Peloponnese is constituted by 107 Local Authority Administrations of first degree: 14 Municipalities and 2 Communities in the Prefecture of Argolida, 22 Municipalities and 1 Community in the Prefecture of Arcadia, 13 Municipalities and 2 Communities in the Prefecture of Corinth, 22 Municipalities in the Prefecture of Laconia and 29 Municipalities and 2 Communities in the Prefecture of Messinia.
The main characteristic of the morphology of the region is the big mountains that constitute the 50,1% of its total extent, while only 19,9% of this area is flat and 30% is mountainous. However, the Region of Peloponnese allocates some of the most fertile regions such as Argolikos plain and the plain of Corinth.
The population of the region of Peloponnese according to the inventory of 2001 of the Greek National Statistical Organization amounts in 638.942 individuals, representing the 5,18 % of the total population of the country. The population of the Region of Peloponnese is mostly rural and it is characterized by a constant rhythm of growth of population which is accompanied by the respective ageing of the population.
Regarding the economic part of the region, the GDP develops augmentatively and consequently the per capita GDP is increased, presenting higher rates of growth related to the total of the country.
The Region of Peloponnese plays an important role in the economic growth of the country, while it produces the 5,2% of the total Gross Added Value of the country. The main sector of the economic growth is the tertiary sector (with 55,9% of Gross Added Value), then follows the secondary sector (with 30% of Gross Added Value) and the primary sector (with 14% of Gross Added Value).
The region of Peloponnese that is depending on its rich history and on its natural beauty is turning to tourism which shows an important growth. The total of overnight stays of foreigners and natives in the region of Peloponnese reaches up to 2,5 millions and corresponds to a 5% of the country in total.
The morphology of the Region of Peloponnese provides the potentials for the growth of alternative forms of tourism. The promotion of tourism, the collaboration of institutions of private and public sector, as well as the support of new investments (www.ependyseis.gr) for the improvement of the tourist product are promoted in the region of Peloponnese within the framework of the tourist growth.
Our travel has just begun...... Let’s take a taste of Peloponnese significance:
Information about the cultural heritage of Peloponnese Region is provided, concerning sightseeing in archaeological sites, museums, and historical monuments.
You can find useful information concerning your residence in Peloponnese Region about Hotels, Bungalows, Furnished Apartments,Traditional Hotels per prefecture.
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