Archaeological Sites of Argolis

theater-of-Epidavros-1Ancient Theater of Epidaurus

The archaeological site of the Asklepieion of Epidaurus, and the unique Ancient Theater, make up the first choice for visitors of Argolis. It is located circa 34 km from Nafplio and 4 km from Ligourio, while since 1988, it is included in the list of world heritage sites of UNESCO.

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Mycenae is one of the most important archaeological sites, globally renowned and a symbol of heroic Greece. It is located ten kilometers away from Argos, on the road to Corinth from the old national highway, built on a rocky ridge, among two high cone hills, Profitis Elias (805 m.) and Sara (660 m.).

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At the 8th km of the road between Argos and Nafplio, built on a rocky hill 18m high, the commanding citadel of Tirynth comes into sight, the oldest of all ancient mycenaean citadels. Its “cyclopean” walls, constructed out of huge limestone boulders, already in ancient times commanded admiration and bewilderment.

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Heraion of Argos is located between Argos and Mycenae, at the foot of the hill that was known as Aetovouno (Eagle’s Mountain) or Evoia. Tradition wants it to have been founded by the hero Argos or Foroneas, son of Inahos.

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