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But you will undoubtedly be tempted to travel much further afield, such is the extraordinary cultural diversity of the Peloponnese.

Some 150km northeast is the ancient Theatre of Epidaurus – not just one of the most important and impressive theatres of ancient Greece, but a holistic healing centre in itself. It is here that the ancients of 340-333BC chose to build the famous Asclepion healing centre, so that the patients could benefit from the therapeutic properties of theatrical performances. The amphitheatre, whose acoustics need to be heard to be believed, is still used for moonlit summer performances.

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Just inland from Epidaurus is Mycenae, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and another of Greece’s landmark archaeological sites. The Cyclopean Walls, Lion Gate, The Mask of Agamemnon and Treasury of Atreus … just some of the highlights of the most lavish, palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. As you stand within the vast tholos (beehive-shaped) tomb of Atreus, you will understand how it was one of the inspirations of the Euphoria Retreat Sphere Pool.

And to the west is Ancient Messene. Dating from the 4th century BC, it was no more than a green valley as recently as 40 years ago. Gradual excavations have since revealed an archaeological site of temples, houses, walls and public buildings that are not only in excellent condition but also fully accessible to visitors. Its theatre has been restored and is used for performances.

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