ANIMALS REPTILES Greece has one of the richest diversity of reptiles and amphibians in Europe and the Peloponnese is no exception. Here, snakes are a fact of life. They should be both avoided and admired for their beautiful markings. Less threatening are two endemic lizards - the Greek rock lizard (think spots) and the Peloponnese wall lizard (think stripes). Frogs and toads are also common. But nothing quite lives up to sight of a tortoise waking up and crawling out from hibernation or a turtle emerging from the sea onto the 40 kilometre sandy beach stretching from the Katakolo Cape to the Kyparissian Gulf.