Well known for his ancient history of more than 7000 years, Greece is the South East border of Europe, also known as HELLAS and officially as the Hellenic Republic.

Constituted after the independence war from Ottomans, Greece was internationally recognized at 1830.

Is a founding member of United Nations and the 10th member of European Community. Greece has a population of 10.6 million.

Neighboring countries: Mostly through sea, Italy to the West, Turkey to the East, Egypt and Libya to the South with Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria the only “non through sea” neighbors.

Greece has more than 2000 islands with Peloponnisos region being the biggest, artificial (!), one after the construction of Isthmos canal at 1893.

Peloponnese - Megalopolis

Peloponnese (in Greek: Peloponnisos), named after mythical hero Pelopas, was settled thousands years ago with Megalopolis being founding member of Peloponnesian League, a historical alliance of cities from 6th to 4th centuries BC. Today Megalopolis, a small city of 6000 people, is well known for its ancient monuments, its natural beauty and the big, public thermal power plant which supplies power to all southern Greece.

Most recently, Megalopolis is well known for its motocross track, constructed at 1994, being internationally known from 1998 when MX250 GP was organized there. MX250 GP continued in 1999, with MX3 and WMX races following at 2010 – 2011.

Megalopolis, situated on the A7 highway, is easily accessed from Athens after a 2 hours drive, 40 minutes drive from holiday oriented Kalamata and 2,5 hours drive from Patras which is Greece’s major port to Italy-Europe.