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Argolida - Peloponnese (Greece)

Argolida (Argolis) is a Greek prefecture located in the northeast of the Peloponnese peninsula. Actually, it is a peninsula on a peninsula, though it is everywhere surrounded by sea. Argolida is a beautiful area, a combination of wonderful mountains, great plains and there behind, the beautiful sea. There are green fields, high and low mountains, olive groves, picturesque villages,historical towns and cities, great historical and archaeological sites, the most impressive ancient theatres and great sea resorts.

Argolida is bordered to the north of Corinth, in the west of Arcadia, in the northeast of the Saronic Gulf in the southwest and the Gulf of Argolis. Many of Greece's most beautiful sights are in Argolida. Mycenae and Epidaurus are among the most famous sights of Greece but there is much more.

Capital of Argolida is the fantastic city of Nafplion. It is a city, one of the most beautiful in Greece where some very historical places are located as the castle of Palamidi, Akronaflpia and the islet of Bourtzi.

Sights Argolis: Argos, Epidaurus, Kranidi, Methana, Mycenae, Nafplion, Asini, Nea Kios, Folegandros, Ligourio, Porto Cheli, Tolo

Photo Gallery Argolida - Photos of Peloponnese

Epidavros Argolida (Argolis) - Peloponnese Photo 23 - Photo JustGreece.com Epidavros Argolida (Argolis) - Peloponnese Photo 8 - Photo JustGreece.com Koilada (Kilada) | Argolida (Argolis) Peloponnese | Greece Photo 39 - Photo JustGreece.com Near old Epidavros | Argolida (Argolis) Peloponnese | Greece Photo 11 - Photo JustGreece.com Koilada (Kilada) | Argolida (Argolis) Peloponnese | Greece Photo 24 - Photo JustGreece.com Koilada (Kilada) | Argolida (Argolis) Peloponnese | Greece Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com Koilada (Kilada) | Argolida (Argolis) Peloponnese | Greece Photo 9 - Photo JustGreece.com Koilada (Kilada) | Argolida (Argolis) Peloponnese | Greece Photo 28 - Photo JustGreece.com Epidavros Argolida (Argolis) - Peloponnese Photo 14 - Photo JustGreece.com Near old Epidavros | Argolida (Argolis) Peloponnese | Greece Photo 9 - Photo JustGreece.com Tolo (Tolon) Argolida (Argolis) - Peloponnese Photo 22 - Photo JustGreece.com Mycene Argolida (Argolis) Photo 30 - Photo JustGreece.com Koilada (Kilada) | Argolida (Argolis) Peloponnese | Greece Photo 10 - Photo JustGreece.com Palamidi Nafplion - Argolida (Argolis) - Peloponnese - Photo 26 - Photo JustGreece.com Nafplion - Argolida (Argolis) - Peloponnese - Photo 52 - Photo JustGreece.com

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Nafplion

The capital of the province of Argolida was inhabited since ancient Greek times. It is one of the most ORIGINAL Greek cities, with beautiful historic buildings and cosy atmosphere. Situated by the sea, beneath the imposing appearance of "Palamidi" castle. Read more »

Argos

Argos is located in an area with wine grapes, olive groves and apricot groves and is now the commercial and agricultural capital of the prefecture Argolida. The city has preserved some neoclassical buildings, the neoclassical market and the military barracks from the time of Kapoditrias. Read more»

Epidavros

Epidavros has the best preserved theatre in Greece in the fourth century BC. with 12 000 to 14 000 seats. The theatre is still used in the summer for performances of classic dramas (Epidaurus Festival). Read more»

Tolo

Tolo is one of the best tourist resorts of prefecture Argolida. The greatest asset of Tolo we personally found is the beautiful beach. In the village are very good cafes and restaurants even on the sandy beach. Read more»

 

Average temperature Argolida
January
10.2°C
February
105.0°C
March
12.2°C
April
15.2°C
May
19.8°C
June
24.1°C
July
26.6°C
August
26.8°C
September
23.4°C
October
19.0°C
November
14.7°C
December
11.6°C

 Sights in Argolida

  • The eponymous Theatre of Epidavros with perfect acoustics is in excellent condition and still used for cultural events and in the summer for ancient Greek drama performances of the "Athens-Epidaurus Festival"
  • Epidavros village: pretty fishing village with charming beaches and picturesque port
  • Palamidi, the historic Venetian style castle (17th century) in Nafplion. The castle is situated on a steep 200m high rock and is connected to the city by a flight of 1000 steps in.
  • Bourtzi (15th century) is located opposite the port of Nafplion, on a rocky island
  • Syntagma Square in Nafplion
  • Old town of Nafpilion; one of the best preserved city centres of Greece. The magnificent stately buildings dating mostly runs from the 17th to 19th centuries.
  • Argos, the rich agricultural town with glorious history. With a castle dating from the 6th century, a well-preserved ancient Greek theatre, Roman ruins next to the theatre and the archaeological museum.
  • "Asklipieion" Epidaurus, the largest kuurord of ancient greece, dedicated to the god physician Asklipios.
  • Ermioni: very charming harbour
  • Mycenae: cradle of Mycenaean civilization.Visit here the ruins of the palace, workshops, houses, streets, and the dome tombs were found including the famous mask of Agamemnon.
  • Porto Heli: beautiful cosmopolitan port with traditional atmosphere, beaches and luxury hotels
  • Tolo:Resort with good tourist infrastructure

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee


 

 

 

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