Nafplio and Argolis


What to see in Nafplio & Argolis


Archaeological Sites of Argolis

From the Ancient Theater of Epidavros to the Mycenae and from the Citadel of Tirynth to the Asklipieio, Argolist boast a huge number of Archaeologic Sites waiting for you to discover!

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Natural Landscapes of Argolis

The region of Argolis is full of natural beauties. Lagoons, caves, canyons and breathtaking landscapes are waiting for you to reveal their beauties!

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Museums of Nafplio & Argolis

With more than 3.500 years history, the museums of Argolis and Nafplio enclose admirable exhibits that reveal the significance of the area intertemporally.

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Cities of Argolis

From the capital of Nafplio to the coastal cities of Ermioni and Porto Heli, there are amazing cities to discover and relax in Argolis.

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Monasteries of Nafplio & Argolis

As a classic orthodox region, Argolis enumerate a lot of monasteries with exceptional beauty and history. Their monks are waiting for the visitors to welcome and offer traditional Greek sweets and soul gladness.

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About Nafplio and the Argolis

Argolis is one of the regional units in Greece. It is considered to be one of the most famous destinations in Greece. Argolis is the ideal place for travelers who would like to visit priceless ancient monuments and enjoy at the same time, the marvelous and picturesque natural scenery. It belongs to the region of Peloponnese and it is situated in the eastern part of Peloponnese peninsula.

Due to its geographical position, the specific area holds the highest percentage of sunshine in Greece, throughout the whole year. Its temperate Mediterranean climate during summer time, along with the mild winter time, offers the visitor a very pleasant and relaxing stay.

The capital city of Argolis is Nafplio. It is a seaport town which expands up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. Nafplio was the capital  of the First Hellenic Republic from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 till 1833. Nafplio is pretty much famous for its marvelous castles along with the archeological sites that surround it, such as Mycenae, Epidaurus and Tiryntha.

Most arable land lies in the central part of Argolis. Its primary agricultural resources are oranges and olives. Argolis has a wonderful coastline on the Saronic Gulf in the northeast and on the Argolic Gulf in the south and southeast. Notable mountains ranges are the Oligyrtos in the northwest, Lyrkeio and Ktenia in the west, and Arachaio and Didymo in the east which give the opportunity to the visitor to experience nature through picturesque paths for walking or cycling and taste unique flavors of local products in traditional villages. Moreover, the visitor can very well participate in feasts and activities of the local community.

Throughout the whole year, local people organize different kind of feasts in order to celebrate the harvest of citrus fruits offering generously to the visitors fresh, healthy and delicious dishes from the local production.


Getting to Nafplio & Argolis

By Car

Access to Argolis prefecture can be achieved through the existing road network, using the Athens-Kalamata highway. Traveling from Athens to the capital, Nafplio, is about 1,5-2 hours.

By Bus

There are regular bus routes that connect Argolis with Athens and other locations of Greece on a daily basis. There are daily itineraries to: Athens, Corinth, Nafplio, Tolo, Drepano, Lygourio, Palea Epidavros, Nea Epidavros, Mycenae, Argos, Tyrintha, Tripoli, Kranidi, Porto Heli, Costa, Methana, Galatas, Agia Triada, Tiryntha, Midea and Nea Tyrintha. Argolis is also connected by bus with Patra, Kalamata, Tripoli and the islands of Hydra, Spetses (Bus stop Costa) and Poros (Bus stop Galatas).
For more information please visit the KTEL Argolida website ( and buy your tickets online.
Telephone numbers of the most famous bus stops of Argolis:
KTEL of Argos: 0030 27510 69323
KTEL of Nafplio: 0030 27520 27323
KTEL of Athens: 0030 210 5134588

By plane

The Prefecture of Argolis has no airport. The closest airports are located in Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos) and Kalamata.

By Train

Unfortunately there is no railway connection of Argolis and Nafplio.

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Beekeeper for a day

  • Learn all the secrets of honey
  • Wear the protective beekeeping uniform
  • Taste unique local honey varieties
  • Taste local sweets based on honey


Hiking Tour in Nafplio

  • Admire the natural landscapes of Peloponnese
  • Learn the history of Nafplio
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide


Sea Kayak in Nafplio

  • Visit to the fortress of Boutzi up on a sea kayak
  • Kayak tour at the Argolic Gulf
  • Family friendly
  • 2,5 hours paddling


Cycling tour in Nafplio

  • Led by a local guide
  • Explore Argolis’ variety of landscapes
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service