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For Richer, For Poorer.....

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.

Sights To See.....

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.

Gaping Holes

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 and Cons
  • 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.....
  • Last visit to Prefecture of Argolida: May 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 3, 2006
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2009 at 1:58 AM

    Another set of off the beaten path places in Greece! Frachti Cave looks facinating, even if it is disappointing. I love unvisited caves! Didima Hole is puzzling! A 100% greek speaking restaurant mais is a challenge that I enjoy too!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2007 at 7:27 AM

    Another great page. Hang gliding is for only the fearless and adventurous :)

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 3:32 PM

    Argolida is a beautiful region. I have enjoyed it very, very much. Nice page!

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2007 at 6:50 AM

    You guys seem to be a lot like us in your travel interests. Another very interesting place.

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2007 at 11:18 AM

    Shall I say that I am glad I visited Greece 30 years ago. It seems more and more difficult to escape crowds.

  • lichinga's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 9:08 AM

    Trying to reach Kilada!!!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2006 at 1:15 PM

    aaaaaah, Argolis - what a wonderful piece of earth! Wonderful presentation!

  • Jun 5, 2006 at 5:15 AM

    Seemed you are in the begining of you Argolis page.. i can t wait:)

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