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2156.00 km²

AREA

97.044

POPULATION

45,01 /km²

DENSITY

ISO Code

GR-11

Nafplio

CAPITAL

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AIRPORT / INT.

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Region of Argolida

Argolis is a county steeped in legend and history. It was the heart of Greece from 1600 to 1100 BC under the Mycenaeans. Now, traces of that ancient civilization lie scattered across the region, in the shape of citadels, sanctuaries, myceanean tombs and ancient theaters. Amongst the best-known sites is Epidaurus famous for the Sanctuary of Asclepios and the ancient theater, and Mycenae, famous for the Tomb of Agamemnon and the Lion Gate. Equally important is the castle of Palamidi and the fortress island of Bourtzi at entrance of the port of Nafplio.

The picturesque seafront town of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece, is a perfect holiday destination and a good base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Nafplio is a wonderful collection of paved alleys decorated with colorful flowers, neoclassical houses, historic churches, museums and many more sights to fill a week. It is a lovely place to explore with photo-perfect views around every corner and one of the most romantic places in Greece. It is also full of taverns, boutique hotels and guesthouses. The old town of Nafplio is a very popular destination which fills up on weekends and gets overcrowded in high season.

Argolis is full of pleasant surprises and a gateway to the Saronic Islands, Poros, Hydra and Spetses. It is the ideal destination, bringing past and present together in a seamlessly simple way.

 

 

Things To Do

Wondering what to do and what to see? The team of ALLOVERGREECE put together a list of must-see destinations and top-rated tourist attractions to help you make the most of your travel itinerary, so be sure to refer often to our list of the top tourist attractions.

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Top Beaches

Greece is famous for its history and culture, the impressive monasteries and the beautiful nature. But it is also famous for its many and impressive beaches, many of which remind tropical beaches. Beaches with dunes, pink sand, with monuments in the background, beaches surrounded by steep cliffs or hidden behind tall mountains. Here are the top beaches of the region that we believe is worth a visit.

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