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Argolida combines natural beauty with important ancient sites. It is close enough to Athens making the area one of the popular weekend getaways for Greeks and foreigners.

The hilly landscape is covered with olive and orange groves and dotted with the ruins of Mycenae and Argos, the first mega-city states of Ancient Greece, and the important Mycenaean city of Tyrins, birthplace of Hercules.

Epidaurus, near Nafplio, is the best preserved ancient Greek theater anywhere, and, to this day, the venue of ancient drama and other theatrical productions.

Nice places to visit are Tolo, Porto Heli, Ermioni and Nafplio.

Nafplio is the capital of Argolida, which was also the first capital of Greece after as its recognition as a country. It is one of the most popular cities in Greece that has still kept its traditional style.

Epidaurus (1988) and Mycenae (1999) are inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

  • Last visit to Prefecture of Argolida: Aug 2004
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2006 at 2:57 AM

    Intersting. Hope to visit Argolid in May whilst in eastern Peloponnese.

  • LanaFromRiga's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2005 at 2:14 AM

    O, kak horo6o smotritsja solne4naja Grecija v osennej i holodnoj Latvii, osobenno segodnja. Uzhas kak holodno!

  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2005 at 8:08 AM

    when on epidaure stage,tell your secret in a low voice...walls have ears!


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