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Tripoli

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards
Tripoli is a city in the central part of the Peloponnese, in Greece. It is the capital of the Peloponnese region as well as of the regional unit of Arcadia. The homonym municipality has around 47,000 inhabitants.EtymologyIn the Middle Ages the place was known as Drobolitsa, Droboltsá, or Dorboglitza, either from the Greek Hydropolitsa, 'Water City' or perhaps from the South Slavic for 'Plain of Oaks'. The association made by 18th- and 19th-century scholars with the idea of the "three cities" (Τρίπολις, τρεις πόλεις "three cities": variously Callia, Dipoena and Nonacris, mentioned by Pausanias without geographical context, or Tegea, Mantineia and Pallantium, or Mouchli, Tegea and Mantineia or Nestani, Mouchli and Thana), were considered paretymologies by G.C. Miles. An Italian geographical atlas of 1687 notes the fort of Goriza e Mandi et Dorbogliza; a subsequent Italian geographical dictionary of 1827 attributes the name Dorbogliza to the ruins of Mantineia (Mandi) and states that it is located north of Tripolizza.The Ottoman Turks referred to the town and the district as Tripoliçe.HistoryIn spring 1770 during a Greek uprising known as Orlov Revolt, the revolutionary armies were halted out of Tripolitsa. As a retaliation of the Greek uprising Albanian mercenaries of the Ottomans slaughtered 3,000 Greeks in a few hours upon entering the city. Total massacre and destruction of the city was avoided after intervention of Osman bey, leader of the Albanian mercenaries.
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Hidden gems in Tripoli

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Winery / Vineyard
Troupis Winery
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Landmark
Areos Square
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
War Museum of Tripoli
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Farmers Market
Street Market Tripoli
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Tripoli

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World heritage site
Mystras Sparta
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Ruin
Archaeological site of Mystra Mystras
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Offshore Hydropower Museum Dimitsana
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Monument
Hermes by Praxiteles Olympia
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in Tripoli

Church
Metropolitan Church of St. Basil
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Park
Agios Georgios Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Ruin
Archaeological Site of Tegea
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Archeological Museum of Tripoli
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

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