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The Argolis peninsula was new territory for us. Being based in the eastern Peloponnese we felt we had to make the effort and explore further afield and give the Argolis a try.
It's known as the thumb of the Peloponnese, owing to it's shape and location in the far east of the Peloponnese.
It's a mixed bag, with popular resorts for the wealthy in the south and man-made beach resorts across from Hydra where boats ply back and forth.
It also encompasses the famous Epidavros theatre as well as the coastal resorts of Palea and Nea Epidavros.The whole area is rich in history and ancient sites and would take weeks to explore thoroughly.
The Argolis is surrounded on the west by the Argolic Gulf and on the east by the Saronic Gulf. Obviously this allows for lots of coast to be explored and there are many satellite islands as well as Spetse, Hydra, volcanic Methana and Poros.
The area is extremely mountainous with Mt. Didima rising to 1121m. and between these mountains lush valleys and rolling agricultural land is the norm.
The coastline is popular with the boating set with plenty of safe anchorages around the peninsula.
We only scraped the surface of this region, deliberately not visiting places that were too tourist orientated. We travelled in a clockwise direction, avoiding Tolon and then across the centre to Neochori and back down to the west, visiting the Frachti Cave, Didima caves and the pleasant, very Greek fishing village of Kilada.
There were places on the east we wanted to visit and we had originally planned to spend a few days in the Argolis but that never happened. Somewhere to return to maybe?I think possibly it could be a little on the pricey side, with the proximity of Spetse, Poros and Hydra and the plentiful hydrofoil connections with Piraeus.
- Pros:Lots of off the beaten track places.....
- Cons:Some mega resorts, too close to Athens to remain quiet
- In a nutshell:Forget the known places, try the unknown.....
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