My favourite place: the Peloponnese, Greece

In the latest in our historical holiday series, Anna follows in the footsteps of Franks, Turks and Byzantines on a sun-kissed peninsula

The ancient Greek theatre at Epidaurus, which boasts superb acoustics and aesthetics. (Photo by Alamy)

This article was first published in the April 2019 edition of BBC History Magazine

It was not the classical sites that first lured me to the Peloponnese. Instead, it was Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, an account of his late 1950s hike through Mani’s arid landscape of mountains and sea. Leigh Fermor slept on the rooftops of crumbling tower houses, the evocative remnants of centuries of blood feuds, and was thrilled to his romantic core.

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