Argolida

Argolida is the smallest nome at the east part of Peloponnisos. From the south there is the Gulf of Argolida and from the east the Saronic Gulf. Argolida borders with the nome of Corinth in the north and with the nome of Arkadia in the west.

Argolida has great and long history, as it was been habited since the 8th millennium B.C. Its historical and cultural value is immense since it is the cradle of the Mycenaean culture. During the pass of time Argolida has been occupied from the Romans, the Byzantines, the Venetians, the Franks and the Turks. Its role during the Greek revolution in 1821 was of great significance, since it was part of the developments for the liberation of the whole nation as well as the consistency of the New Greek State. It was during this revolution that the area was finally liberated from its occupants. Here was the base of the governments that lead the revolution, and it became the first capital of the new state.

Argolida has beautiful places. The charming town of Nafplio, which is considered the eastern Naples, the historical town of Argos, the only city in Europe that has been consistently habited since the ancient times, magical beaches and various villages located both on mountains or plains, Kranidi, Epidauros and Hermioni, they are all part of Argolida. The area offers a mixture of culture and tradition, history, natural beauty, mountains and sea. There are many unknown places and “hidden treasures” for the visitor to explore. Here the first healing house was established. Here people conquered the rough stone and built acropolis, palaces, walls and bridges. Here there are aromatic plains, as well as hillsides filled with pine trees and shadowy gorges. All these contradictive elements co- exist in perfect harmony with each other. It is a great destination for vacation all year round and it will satisfy people with a sense of curiosity and the will to explore. Even the smallest and most discrete sign at the edge of the road could lead you to a great archeological place, a small beach or a beautiful small church.

By making a quick stop at the villages, visitors can get to known the hospitable locals, who are more the willing to give them a quick and improvised history class along with the keys of the local church, for them to visit.

Argolida, or the land of oranges as it is also known, is 2.200 square miles big, it has 100.000 habitants, 3 million orange trees and countless churches and beaches for travelers to explore.

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  • Argolis - Access

    Argolida is located in Peloiponniso. It is an area that can be easily accessed by various means, such as car, local bus transportation (KTEL) or even by passenger ship, depending the season and the routes. Bus Services (KTEL) Visitors from Athens can benefit from easy and quick access to various cities in Argolida such as Argos, Nafplio, Lygourio, Epidauros and Kranidi. The bus station (KTEL) in Athens is at 100 Kifisou Avenue, from where the buses leave for all the areas mentioned above. From Argos there are frequent routes for various smaller villages in Argolida and daily routes for Nafplio, Mycenae and ...

  • Argolis - Beaches

    The beaches in Argolida are not lacking in beauty when compared to the infamous beaches of the Greek Islands! Some of Argolida’s Beaches have been rewarded with the Blue Flag award and they steal the spotlight from the cosmopolitan coast of the Aegean. Some of them are the Porto Cheli Beach, Chinitsas beach, Psili Ammos and Karathona. Others became famous due to hidden treasures that lied under their crystal clear waters. For example at the depths of Irion Beach, there have been discovered traces of the ancient civilization of Gliati. The beach of Nea Kiou is a beach in Argolida that is ...

  • Argolis - Culture

    Argolida’s culture is represented by the archeological sites that extend all the way down to the sea coast, by the churches that are hundreds of years old and by the cultural points of interest that grasp the attention and curiosity of the visitors. Many consider that the rich culture of Argolida has influenced various populations from across the world. Every inch of Argolida is covered with cultural points of interest that come in many forms and sizes. Ancient ruins of the once proud acropolis standing tall on the top of the hills looking down at the valleys, religious monuments dating back ...

  • Argolis - Nature

    One could argue that Argolida’s nature is the least explored part of the area, and yet the most beautiful. The vinery in the mountains, the orange trees in the mainland and the unexplored caves are only a few of Argolida’s hidden secrets. When in Argolida visitors can enjoy the natural beauty without having to look too far. Artemisio Mountain, right next to Karya village, is easy to climb and offers great view and an unforgettable experience in the wilderness. In order to reach the secluded and beaches of Ermionida County, one has to walk through the imposing plateau of Arachnaiou, 1200 ...

  • Argolis - Restaurants

    Argolida’s culture is represented by the archeological sites that extend all the way down to the sea coast, by the churches that are hundreds of years old and by the cultural points of interest that grasp the attention and curiosity of the visitors. Many consider that the rich culture of Argolida has influenced various populations from across the world. Every inch of Argolida is covered with cultural points of interest that come in many forms and sizes. Ancient ruins of the once proud acropolis standing tall on the top of the hills looking down at the valleys, religious monuments dating back ...

  • Argolis - Transportation

    Transportation to and from Argolida is easy and convenient for the travelers. There are hourly bus routes that last around 90- 120 minute, depending the destination. The KTEL (bus) services located in Kifisos in Athens, also have hourly routes to Argolifa. By car the visitor will have to cover a distance of 150 kilometers, which translates to approximately 1.5 hours, by taking the national highway Athens- Tripoli. During Christmas day, New Year’s Eve day and Easter day the routes are less frequents. On Fridays, Sundays, during holidays and according to popular demand, more are added to the already scheduled ones. For ...

  • Argolis - Villages

    Argolida is a nome that has a great number of villages, both on the mountains and the valleys. Some have more residents and other less. However they all have their own character and distinct identity. The mountain villages have similar characteristics concerning their architecture and design. The have small roads, and difficult to walk paths. The villages are built amphitheatrically, below high peaks and between gorges. At the mountain villages, visitors can come across two- story, stone built houses with wooden loggias that tie in harmony with the natural surroundings. Such villages are Karya, Alea and Neochori and they have long ...

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