Regions of Greece: Argolid

Right opposite the narrowesty, connecting methane peninsula with the mainland, in the depths of the argolder lies the town Trizin (TRIZINA), near which you can see the ruins of ancient trosen – the legendary place of the birthplace of Sea. Only three dilapidated Byzantine chapels are preserved from the once extensive city (built from the blocks of antique temples in V-IX centuries.) and the complex of the so-called "Tower Tower" (Pyrgos-Diatikhismatos, III in. to N. NS. – IX B. N. NS.), as well as the ruins of an ancient aqueduct.

And south, already on the other side of the mountains of the Aetseles, the whole strip of good seaside resorts begins Plep, Acti Hyras, Termia, Hermioni (Ancient Hermion), Portohelion (Porto Heli), as well as a picturesque island Spets opposite Cosostas Cape.

Peninsula Sea

The southern tip of the Argold is famous for its natural beauties – the Mountain Ridge of the Aetsa comes here to the very edge of the water, forming many rocky coves and reefs. Resorts here are a bit, and the shores do not boast of length or quality, but there are many historical sites and good places for outdoor activities. Pretty boring resort town Methane (Methana) on the volcanic peninsula of the same name is known for its sulfur sources and beautiful promenade. 32 ancient volcanoes formed here quite uncharacteristic landscape for Greece, but the main points of attraction are the pretty seaside resort Palaisokastro Paralia (Paralia Paleokastro) with residues surrounded by a cyclopic wall of the acropolis, a small protected harbor of the town Wati (Vathy) with four cozy taverns, Kaimni Chora ("Burned village") On the edge of the lava flow of an ancient volcano, Ifesta (now the highest point of the peninsula is Mount Heloni, 743 m.), as well as numerous solfaters and fumarols of lava fields (there are even underwater, which attracts divers).

East Coast

Coastline between Nafplion and Leonidion Naser and Goris. These wild shores are much more known to the Greeks themselves than foreign tourists, here are some banks and high-class hotels, but in the excess of tiny secluded bays and old towns.

Plot of ancient city Lerna (Open daily from 8.30 to 15.00; 2 euros) is 10 km south of Argos and 12 km from Nafplion, on ancient road from Argos to Arkady, which is still "guard" Ruins of the fortress of the IV century BC. NS. Near the village of Elliniko (Elliniko), or miles. Lern (Lerney) is one of the most important doric cities of the bronze century, most of which is hidden under unsightly canopies, built by American archaeologists in the 1950s to protect excavations. Here are found the ruins of buildings early Neolithic period, many houses and well-preserved fortification walls from the late Neolithic period to the Early Bronze Age (IV-II millennia BC. NS.) that automatically turns this place in one of the most ancient Greek settlements. But one of the most amazing finds is the so-called "House Shheton" – double decker (!) Palace of approximately III Millennium BC. NS., Being a first example of the use of terracotta in house-building on the territory of modern Greece. And elegant terracotta dishes and so-called "teaspoons" (are now stored in the Archaeological Museum of Argos) clearly indicate the existence of these places of complex and refined kitchen in the ancient residents. Nearby discovered several mycken tombs approximately 1600 BC. uh, so now it is planned to create an extensive archaeological park.

A little further south lies the small holiday village Paralion-Astros (Paralion Astros), whose old buildings surround the Cape, divided into two medieval fort (open Thursday to Sunday from 8.30 to 15.00; free) and ruins citadel (XIII in. to N. NS.). Pebbly and sandy local beach stretches nearly 6 km south of the fishing harbor and is famous for its small taverns and cafes. Cynuria Archaeological Museum (open from Thursday to Sunday from 8.30 to 15.00; 2 euros) lies just west of the town Astros has quite an extensive collection of antique items, including found in Lerna, and at the site of a Roman villa of Herodes Atticus in Eva-Dolianone (5 km inland on the road to Tripoli).

To the south stretches a whole series of tiny coastal villages and small beaches, exiting to the Cape Sambatiki and the eponymous village, which stretches about one of the best beaches in the Peloponnese. And just beyond the cliffs of Cape Pelya starting blocks of a prosperous market town Leonídion, famous for its pebble beach, the ancient port of Plaka (4 km south), the elements of the Doric style of the traditional local architecture and. eggplant "tsakoniki". A very close is another holiday village – Pulitra (Poulitra), mountain climatic being greater than a beach region.

Leonídion west to visit a huge gorge Dafnon River (Dhafnon), Elonis Monastery (XIII century., Seen allowed from sunrise to sunset) near healing mineral springs, the Byzantine ruins in Erakione (Yerakion) and the picturesque mountain village Kozmas (of Kosmas) Parnonas on the pass (1150 m).


Argolis not considered the best place in the Peloponnese for a beach holiday, but there are quite a few popular beaches, including four beaches awarded "Blue flag".

    Regions of Greece Argolid
  • beach Arvanitia
  • beach Karathona
  • Quay in Ermioni
  • In the town of Porto Heli

Arvanitia (Arvanitia) – always crowded pebble beach in Nafplion, just east of the Old Town. It is dominated by the castle of Palamidi. Wide sandy beach Karathona (Karathona) is 3 km south of Nafplone. Its length is near a kilometer, width – from 3 to 20 meters. Entry to the beach on cars is prohibited, the parking area is located in front of the beach, under the shadow of the trees. On the territory there is a pretty noisy bar with tables, umbrellas, sun beds and waiters, bringing your order at the desired beach point. There are also several taverns and a water and sports center with a rescue service. You can rent a water bike, boat or other waterfowl. Caratonas is considered one of the best beaches of Argolida, he was assigned "Blue flag".

Beach Tolo (TOLO) is located 11 km from Nafplion. This is a sandy beach, a rather crowded, famous for the most pure water in Argolid. Along the beach there are cafes, taverns, shops and apartments. Assini (Assini) – a small pebble beach 2 km west of Tolo. Nearby there is a charming old tavern, where you can dine fresh seafood.

Palea-epidavros (Palea Epidavros) – a noisy beach near the same name fishing village. On weekends, locals and antiquity lovers are resting here – the ancient theater epidavros is located nearby. In the summer there is an agrofestival with an exhibition of environmentally friendly products, and in the theater there are open-air concerts. Located nearby village Nea-epidavros (Nea Epidavros) is a quiet and calm sandy beach. Cafes and taverns are open on the territory.

Near a small port town Hermioni (Ermioni) there are several picturesque beaches. The same rocky beach is washed by transparent clear water, there are always many locals on this beach. All the necessary pleasures for life and recreation are within a walking distance of the sea. Here is also the sandy urban beach and resort Plep (Plepi). On the territory: water sports, rescue station, car rental, motorcycles, bicycles, hotels, palm trees and drink. An animators from hotels work on the beach. The beach is assigned "Blue flag".

Beach Codile Beach (Kodili Beach) is located in a kilometer from the small port city of Vivari, divided into two parts by the hill, the foot of which is washes the sea. Beach for the most part pebble, on the beach are open two bars. Beach is suitable for nudism.

Sand beach Porto Heli (Porto Heli) is 2 km from the village of the same name, in the southern part of the Argold. Around many greenery, Little Hinits Island closes the beach from sea winds. There are many local people and tourists. On the territory: umbrellas, sun beds, several cafes, hotels and water sports. During hotels, children’s clubs, conference rooms, lectures and contests are held. The beach is assigned "Blue flag".

Sand beach Costa (Kosta) is located in Krantidi resort town. Beach length – 250 meters, width – 15 meters. On the beach, various contests are held on the beach (by photography, drawing) and lectures. In Porto Heli (5 km from the beach) you can rent a car, motorcycle, bike. There are hotels and apartments on the beach, trees and shrubs grow. The beach is owner "Blue Flag".

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