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Argolis

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

The Argolis is a huge arm of land east of the Peloponnese, which juts into the Sea of Myrto. The region is distinguished by the beauty of its scenery, especially beyond Epidaurus, and on the north coast where you can find small fishing villages that have retained their old charm. The only hill in Mycenae and the ancient theatre of Epidaurus alone are enough to justify the trip. However, it would also be a shame to miss Tiryns and its fortress, or Nafplion, dominated by its old town.

To see

Mycenae and the city of Agamemnon is located about 25 miles south of Corinth, the theatre of Epidaurus (18 miles from Nafplion) and its unique natural acoustics known across the world, Tiryns and its fortress and the old town of Nafplion (just 3 miles from Tiryns), which overlooks the sea on one side and lands on the other. Make sure you do not miss them for anything.

To do

Spend an evening in Nafplion and enjoy its innumerable bars with a hushed atmosphere.

pros

  • +  The beaches on the south coast
  • +  The archaeological sites

cons

  • -  The heat of summer for archaeological visits

To think about

To move around the Peloponnese, the ideal option is to have a car at your disposal. Learn a few words in Greek, the local population appreciates the few efforts made by tourists.

To avoid

The peak season makes shopping quite difficult. The beaches are small and get crowded very quickly.

To try

Fish and Greek specialties of all kinds such as tsatsiki, Greek salad and fried foods are available in all local restaurants.

To bring back

Small towns are full of craft shops where you will find gifts to bring home such as jewellery and paintings.
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