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 INFORMATION about ARGOLIDA

INTRODUCTION:
The prefecture of Argolida pulsing with innumerable archaeoligical sites, unprecedented natural beauties and picturesque settlements, composes an unrivaled icon of excellence. The prefecture of Argolida, being close to the capital, is the ideal resort for longterm vacations as well as for a weekend holiday.

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LOCATION:
The prefecture of Argolida, located at the Peloponnese, borders with the prefecture of Korinthia on the north, the prefecture of Arcadia on the west and the south, while on its southeastern part you shall find the Saronic gulf.
AREA:
2154 sq.km
POPULATION:
97600
CAPITAL:
Nafplio
MORPHOLOGY:
The morphology of the prefecture of Argolida comprises of infinite coasts, verdant sites and mountianous regions.
SEASONS:
The prefecture of Argolida, being at a close distance to the capital and combining the mountainous landscape with amazing beaches, is an ideal resort for your summer and winter vacations.
ATTRACTIONS:
SIGHTS:

The castle "Palamidi", the islet "Bourtzi", the square Syntagmatos, the churches, the statue of Kapodistrias, the town hall, the old town, the lion at the quarters Pronia, the peripheral pedestrian zone and the clock at Nafplio.
The churches, the neoclassical buildings, the ancient town, the castle, the conservatory, the ruins of the sanctuary of Afrodite, the ruins of a pyramid and the barracks of Kapodistrias at Argos.
The mycenean bridge at Asklipiio.
The ruins of the Venetian castle at Drepano.
The theatre and the sanctuary of Asklipios at Epidavros.
The ancient town, the small theatre and the byzantine monastery of Kimisi Theotokou at Ancient Epidavros.
The ruins of the medieval tower, the byzantine monastery of Panagia Agnoudos and the minastery of Taxiarhes at Nea Epidavros.
The sceni windmills, the old tomato factory, the ruins of the ancient town Ilei at Ermioni.
The churches and the monasteries at Kranidi.
The ancient town, the gate of the lions, the palace complex, the vaulted graves and the church of Kimisi Theotokou at Mycenae.
The ancient region of Lerna at Myli.
The ancient town of Tiryntha and the vaulted Mycenaean grave at Tiryntha.



MUSEUMS:

The archaeological, the cultural, the martial na dthe children museums as well as the municipal picture gallery and the municipal library "Palamidis" at Nafplio.
The archaeological museum and the library "Danaos" at Argos.
The museum of natural history at Asklipiio.
the archaeological museum at Epidavros.

NATURE:

The site Acronaplia, at Nafplio.
The region Kefalari at Argos.
The two caves at Didima.
The canyon Vothilas at Nea Epidavros.
The pineforest and the canyon Katafiki at Ermioni.
The cave at Kilada.
The lagoon Ververonda at Porto Heli.

SPORTS / RECREATION:
If you have a boat you can visit the magnificent coasts of the prefecture of Argolida as well as the islets of Argosaronikos gulf. You can wharf at Nafplio, Tolo, Kilada, Porto Heli, Ermioni and Ancient Epidavros.
ENTERTAINMENT:
All over the prefecture of Argoplida and aespecially at the capital and the major towns of the prefecture you shall find numerous taverns, restaurants, cafeterias and bars or clubs for your entertainment.
LOCAL EVENTS:
The carnival, the cultural events on summer and the celebration of Christmas at Nafplio.
The festival on June at Argos.
The summer festival, the cultural events on July and the tourism week on September at Ancient Epidavros.
The buning of Judas at Easter, the festival of the fishermen on Shrove Monday and the cultural events on August at Ermioni.
The cultural events "Kiana", the carnival and the celebration of Shrove Monday at Nea Kios.
The carnival and the burning of Judas at Porto Heli.
The festival of the dragnet boat on October the 1st at Tolo.


LOCAL PRODUCTS:
At Nafplio and Asklipiio you can find handmade pasta and frumenty. At Argos you can find melons and citrus fruits. At Ermioni you can find fish, oil, olives, nougats, wine, grapes and pomegranates. From Mycenae, Porto Heli and Asklipiio you can buy ceramics while from Trahia and Koliaki you can buy cheese products and meat.
MAJOR TOWNS / CITIES / VILLAGES
Nafplio
Nafplio is the capital of the prefecture of Argolida and is also one of the most beautiful towns of Greece. Full of neoclassical buildings, old churches, historical squares and archaeological sites and monuments, the town of Nafplio constitutes an enchanting icon.

Argos
Argos is a very rich, agricultural and commercial town, built in the heart of a fertile valley.

Epidavros
Epidavros is a worldwidely renowned archaeological site built in the heart of a magnificent, wooded region.

Mycenae
Mycenae is an amazing village built next to the ancient town of Mycenae.

Porto Heli
Porto Heli is built at a leeward bay with a wonderful natural port, at a verdant region. Porto Heli is a much frequented tourist resortn with organized tourist substrure.

Tolo
Tolo is a coastal village with numerous hotel units and a beautiful beach.

TRANSPORTATION:
BY FERRY:
From Piraeus there are ferry itineraries to Epidavros and Ermioni all through the year. From Piraeus and Zea there are speedboat itineraries to Porto Heli and Ermioni all through the year. Ermioni and Epidavros are also connected with the islets of the Argosaronic gulf and the prefecture of Attica. Porto Heli is also connected with Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands, Attica and the Argosaronic islands. Tyros is also connected with Gerakas, Kyparissi, Leonidio, Monemvassia, Porto Heli, the Argosaronic islands and Attica.

Information:
Port authority of Piraeus: +30 (210) 4124585
Port authority of Epidavros: +30 (27530) 41216
Port authority of Ermioni: +30 (27540) 31243


BY TRAIN:
From Piraeus - Athens there are train itineraries to Argos and Nafplio all through the year. Argos is also connected with Korinthia, Arcadia, Messinia, Attica, Tiryntha and Nafplio.

Information:
Train station of Athens: +30 (210) 5131601
Train station of Argos: +30 (27510) 67212
Train station of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 26400

BY BUS:
From Athens thre are bus itineraries to Nafplio, Argos, Kranidi and Asklipiio. Nafplio is also connected with Korinth, Tripoli, Megalopoli, Kalamata, Galatas and Sparta.

Information:
Bus station of Athens: +30 (210) 5134588
Bus station of Argos: +30 (27510) 67324
Bus station of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 27323

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
Police department of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 27776
Tourist police of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 28131
Traffic police of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 22972
Municipality of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 23830
Taxi station of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 23600
Port authority of Piraeus: +30 (210) 4124585
Port authority of Epidavros: +30 (27530) 41216
Port authority of Ermioni: +30 (27540) 31243
Train station of Athens: +30 (210) 5131601
Train station of Argos: +30 (27510) 67212
Train station of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 26400
Bus station of Athens: +30 (210) 5134588
Bus station of Argos: +30 (27510) 67324
Bus station of Nafplio: +30 (27520) 27323



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