A three part series.
Join Reference Librarian Jeff Klapes, ‘The Traveling Librarian’ for an armchair traveler’s journey through the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. First up is Arcadia and the north. This area is home to famous ruins like Corinth and Olympia, as well as charming mountain villages and hidden monasteries. Then we’ll visit Messinia and the Mani. Messinia is a fertile olive growing region with lush valleys, beautiful coastal scenery, and the ruins at ancient Messinae. The Mani peninsula is a wild and barren part of Greece known for its fiercely independent residents, thousand year old churches, and scores of old villages bristling with fortified tower houses. Finally, we’ll see Laconia, home of Sparta, huge olive and orange groves dominated by 8,000 foot mountains, and the Byzantine town of Monemvasia, a fortified island just off the coast, known as the Gibraltar of Greece.
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm – Arcadia – Sign up online.
Monday, March 6 at 7:00 pm – Messenia – Sign up online.
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 pm – Lakonia – Sign up online.