The ideal destination
|L||Amanzoe||+30 27547 72888||Argolida||Ag.Panteleimonas, 21300, Kranidi|
|L||Amphitryon Hotel||+30 27520 70700||Nafplio||3-5 Spiliadou Str., 21100, Argolida|
|L||Kandia’s Castle Hotel Resort & Thalasso||+30 27520 70600||Argolida||Kandia, 21060, Drepano,|
|L||Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas||+30 27520 70800||Nafplio||Akronafplia, 21100, Argolida|
|A||Aks Hinitsa Bay Hotel||+30 27540 57401||Argolida||Porto Heli, 31061|
|A||Aks Porto Heli Hotel||+30 27540 98000||Argolida||Porto Heli, 21061|
|A||Amalia Hotel Nafplio||+30 27520 24401||Nafplio||Amalias Str., N.Tiryns, 21100, Argolida|
|A||Flisvos Royal Hotel||+30 27520 59783||Argolida||18 Bouboulinas Str., 21056, Tolo|
|A||Grande Bretagne Hotel||+30 27520 96200||Nafplio||Filellinon Square, 21100, Argolida|
|A||John & George Hotel||+30 27520 59097||Argolida||Tolo 21056|
|A||Paradise Lost Hotel||+30 27520 59624||Argolida||12 A. Skalidi Str., 21056, Tolo|
|A||Tolon Holidays Hotel||+30 27520 58401||Argolida||4 Solonos Aritzi Street 21056, Tolo|
|B||Best Western Rozos Hotel||+30 27540 51416||Argolida||Porto Heli, 21061|
Welcome to Argolida, the heart of ancient Greece during the Archaic and Classical periods, named after the principle city of the region, Argos, is one of the most picturesque and magical region of the Peloponnese. Steeped in history with numerous archaeological sites, and ancient theatres, traditional and historic cities, churches and monasteries, awesome landscapes with forests, lakes, rivers, caves, gorges and wonderful beaches, with easy access to the Saronic Gulf islands, Argolida is a must visit destination, strongly supported by the great number of visitors and the ongoing tourist development of the area.
Visit the archaeological sights of Mycenae a legendary palace and the theatre of Epidaurus with performances of ancient tragedies, all hard to forget. Beautiful seaside villages and picturesque towns such as Nafplio, Porto Heli, Tolo, Ermioni, Kandia and Kranidi, being ideal destinations for sailing and yachting, house some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts across the country with high end services and conference facilities, as well as traditional boutique hotels. The astonishing natural beauty of the area with its diverse morphology is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
Currently the Argolida Prefecture is a destination for all forms of tourism agrotourism, religious tourism, sports tourism, cultural tourism and environmental tourism, with a variety of areas to admire and explore as part of one’s summer or winter holidays. Suitable for relaxing, as well as educational, historical and cultural holidays, Argolida satisfies each and every visitor, bringing past and present together in a seamlessly simple way.
One of the most beautiful cities across the country attracting both natives and tourists is the historic city of Nafplio. This car free city with a wonderful collection of neoclassic houses, winding streets, beautiful flowers and plants is also of historical importance as being the capital of Greece prior to Athens. The house of Parliament and Syntagma square stand proudly at the centre of the city being the place where Ioannis Kapodistrias operated as the head of state and finally was assassinated. On a hill that outdoes the area is housed the Venetian fortress of Palamidi to offer inspiring views. With a perfect system of synchronized fortification, Palamidi is a typical baroque fortress to host the castle and the temple of St Andreas which served as prison of the National hero of the 1821 Revolution against the Turks, Kolokotronis. A small fortified islet right across the city’s harbour, Bourtzi is the landmark of Nafplio. As part of the wider fortification of the city since the Venetian domination to later alter into Renaissance style, was thereafter occupied by the Turks to become house of executioners and during the 50’s one of the most unique hotels in Greece. Palamidi nowadays hosts cultural events and life concerts during the summer period. In Nafplio one can also find the First Greek High school, built in 1833 in neoclassical style with pediment endings high at the roof and doorposts with helmets on the columns at the corners, a currently historical preservable monument.
However, it is not only the archaeological and historical significance of Argolida that raises the interest of a visitor; its picturesque cities and villages are equally attractive. A big summer resort built in an enclosed sheltered from wind bay is Porto Heli full of yachts during the summer period, with modern tourist infrastructures and leading hotels to also host international conferences and congresses, also found at the wonderful seaside village of Kandia. Another picturesque bay is the one of Tolo with a great selection of taverns and restaurants along the beach. Assini is the perfect place for romantic travellers, source of inspiration of one of the most beautiful poems by the Nobel prize-winning poet George Seferis. Other popular destinations of the area are the traditional village of Kranidi, amphitheatrically built in a hill, with traditional houses, churches and monasteries, while Ermioni, known for its naval heritage and temple of Poseidon, as well as the Taxiarchon church, is built on the ancient site of Hermione. Finally, hidden gens of the area are to be discovered by ecotourists such as the village of Didima, being an odd geographical phenomenon since part of the area had sunk into the ground, creating a large round chasm, surrounded by churches and narrow paths.
Sightseeing & Monuments
Things To Do
Useful Telephone Numbers
Nafplio Police: +30 27520 21536
Nafplio Tourist Police: +30 27520 28131
Nafplio Hospital: +30 27520 27309
Archaeological Museum of Mycenae: +30 27510- 76585