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        15 Apr 2021
      
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 •  Visit Nafplion with its timeless nobleness and the numerous monuments: Palamidi, Bourtzi, Constitution Square (Plateia Syntagmatos), historic buildings of the First Greek State, etc

 •  Do not miss visiting the Golden Mycenae with their mythical acropolis and the legend of the Atrides; Tiryntha with the cyclopean walls and Argos with the priceless historic heritage

 •  Make a trip to Ancient Epidaurus where you can see the Sanctuary of Aesculapius and where all the theatres come to life during the summertime when artistic performances are given

 •  Explore the seaside zone of the Argolikos Gulf where important tourist resorts are located, such as Tolo, Hermioni, Porto Heli, Kranidi, etc

 •  Visit the mountainous Argolida with its exceptional natural landscapes, scattered traditional settlements, churches, bridges, mills and fountains

 
      
       Top festivals
           Perfecture of ARGOLIDA
Greece Region of Peloponnese
Capital town: Nafplio
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          Presentation
Argolida, a Prefecture with beautiful settlements and great natural beauty whose historic past is scattered all around, invites visitors to discover her. Argos is the oldest Greek city; its castle, built on top of a hill, overlooks the town. Naflpion served as the first Capital of the Greek State.
The old section of Naflpion preserves unaltered its traditional traits: Palamidi rises high up; Bourtzi protects the city from sea. Epidaurus is still a cultural centre; the homonymous festival takes place in the ancient theatre.
Mycenae used to be the cradle of a most important civilisation. The acropolis with the cyclopean walls, the gate of the lions, the tomb of Agamemnon bear witness to the prosperity of the area. Other developed touristic destinations are Hermioni, Porto Heli, Tolo, etc.
          History
History throughout the centuries has left bold marks in Argolida. From 1580 until 1100 BC the Mycenaean Civilisation flourished; the two most prominent cities were Mycenae and Tiryntha. Argos is a much older city that flourished during the 3rd millenium BC.
Epidaurus also flourished as a healing centre since the 6th century BC for a 12-century period. In 146 BC, the area was conquered by the Romans. It then came under Frank, Venetian and Ottoman rule. In 1822, Nafplion became the first Capital of Greece.




















      
   Information
 •  Nafplion Tourism Bureau: 2752024444

 •  Police: 27520-24233, 27211, 24234 Tourist Police: 27520 28131

 •  Hospitals: General Hospital of Argos 27510 24455 – General Hospital of Nafplion 27520 28479

 •  Archaeological sites: Mycenae 2751066585 – Tiryntha 2752022657 – Epidaurus 2753021009

 
      
       How to get there
 •  KTEL Long-distance bus station: Nafplion 2752027323 - Argos 2751067324 - Athens 2105134588

 •  OSE (Hellenic Railways Organisation): Nafplion 2752028090 – Argos 2751067212 - Athens 2105134588

 •  Port Authorities: Nafplion 2752022974 – Hermioni 2754031243 – Porto Heli 2754053333

 

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