Holidays in Argolida

Argolida info

Under the Mycenaeans, Argolida was the heart of Greece from 1600 to 1100BC. Situated to the South-East of the prefecture of Korinthia, Argolida is a picturesque and magical region of the Peloponnese. Historically, Argolida is one of the most important areas in the Peloponnese, and there are a wide selection of various ancient sites and ruins which one can visit. There are also many beautiful spots around the coast, which make this area the perfect destination for your summer holidays. The popular coastal town of Nafplio, the capital of Argolida, is widely accepted as being one of the most beautiful towns in all of Greece.
Nafplio is a wonderful collection of neoclassic houses, winding streets, beautiful flowers and plants. It will really leave a lasting impression on you, and set the scene for a wonderful holiday.The is also great historical importance to be found here, with several museums and other many places of interest. Nafplio is a place that every visitor to the Peloponnese should try to experience. There are also other popular towns around Argolida, such as Tolo, where you can find a great selection of tavernas and restaurants along the picturesque bay.The area of Assini, is perfect for romantic travelers and was also the inspiration for one of the most beautiful poems by the Nobel prize-winning poet George Seferis. Other villages and towns such as Drepano, Kandia and Kilada are also wonderful areas, with beauty and magic to be found in all of them. Though there are many beautiful towns and villages all around Argolida, it is of course, the great historical significance that many travelers visit this region. Argos, founded in 2000BC, is the oldest continuously inhabited town in all of Europe, and stands among groves of citrus and olives. The once historic city of Argos, is today, the agricultural and commercial centre of the prefecture. Mycenae (Mikines) is the most impressive of the ancient sites in Argolida. It was excavated in 1870 by the German Heinrich Scliemann. His findings included a circle of Royal tombs. Corpses found inside them were wearing golden masks, including the famous 'Mask of Agamemnon'. These wonderful findings now reside in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The famous lion gate in Mycenae stands proudly overhead as visitors pass underneath it. Epidaurus is set amongst a beautifully landscaped region of pines and olive groves. For a relaxing, as well as educational and historical holiday, Argolida in the Peloponnese is the ideal destination, bringing past and present together in a seamlessly simple way, offering you the chance to experience how this region was, all those many years ago.

Airtickets to Argolida

Argolida doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Athens or Kalamata airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Argolida by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Argolida

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in Nafplio, Epidaurus, Porto Heli, Tolo and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Argolida hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Argolida

In order to reach Argolida without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Athens airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Argolida

In Nafplio, the Venetian fortress of Palamidi, which crowns the city, provides wonderful and inspiring views. There is still much to see and admire in the town of Argos, such as the stunning neoclassical buildings, the old army barracks and the archaeological museum. In Mycenae, touring around the site, one can see the various tombs, fortress and other such images. Just opposite the main site is the stunning 'Treasury of Atreus', which is a beehove tomb dating from the 13th century BC. Also, you have to visit the theatre of Epidaurus, dating from the 3rd century BC and is the most famous and best preserved of all ancient theatres in Greece. Seating over 13,000 in 55 tiers, it is the main trace of a sanctuary dedicated to Asklepios, the God of healing. Every summer, there are festivals and performances that take place in the theatre, bringing back to life the magnificent acoustics. Among the ruins are the remains of the temples of Asklepios, Atremis and Themis, and also the old guest house. There is also the museum which is near to the entrance, where one can see the various artifacts and findings that have been uncovered there.

Travel tourism information in Argolida

Nafplio (capital)
•Tourist Police:               +30 27520 28131
•Port Authority:               +30 27520 22974
•Bus Terminal:                +30 27520 27323
•Municipality:                  +30 27520 23332
•Hospital:                        +30 27520 27309

Argos
•Police:                             +30 27510 67320
•Bus Terminal:                  +30 27510 67324
•Hospital:                          +30 27510 24455

Mycenae
•Archaeological Area:        +30 27510 76585

Epidavros
•Archaeological Area:        +30 27530 41249
•Museum:                          +30 27530 22009

Tolo
•Police:                              +30 27520 59202
•Port Authority:                  +30 27520 59335
•Municipality:                     +30 27520 92750

Thematic tours in Argolida 

There are some available tours to Epidavros and Mycenae. You can arrange the one of your choice through our online booking system.

Restaurants and nightlife in Argolida

The Argolida Prefecture has a wide selection of nightlife and dining venues. Nightlife in Nafplio, the capital of Argolida, is very exciting, with entertainment venues for all styles and tastes. Bars and clubs can also be found in popular holiday resorts, such as Tolo, Argos, Ermioni, Ancient Epidaurus (Epidauros), Costa and Porto Heli. As for taverns and restaurants abound in Argolida, there are several even in the most remote mountain village. Scrumptious Argolian dishes, such as cock with chilopittes (a kind of pasta), goat meat soup, fresh seafood dishes, seafood linguini will satisfy your appetite.

Special places of interest in Argolida

The prefecture of Argolida offers visitors the beaches for fun and relaxation. Most are in bays. All are ideal for families with children.
Epidavros: pebble beaches and crystal clear refreshing waters near the archaeological sites.
Ermioni, Porto-Heli Petrothalassas: long sandy beaches, which are popular destinations for both locals and visitors. Ideal for water sports.
Salanti Beach: beach with clear waters and natural beauty. Provides taverns and cafes.
Costa Beach: beach with shallow waters and sandy beaches attracts colorful as the namesake village creates a landscape of rare beauty.
Tolo Beach: 12 km away from Nafplio, with fine golden sand and crystal clear shallow waters. One of the most fashionable beaches and offers restaurants and hotels.
Beach Karathona: perhaps the best beach of Argolida in natural cove behind the rock Palamidi. Located 3.5 km from Nafplion.