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Top Choice Archaeological Site in Argolis

Ancient Mycenae

In the barren foothills of Mt Agios Ilias (750m) and Mt Zara (600m) stand the sombre and mighty ruins of Ancient Mycenae, home of the mythical Agamemnon. For 400 years (1600–1200 BC) this kingdom was the most powerf…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Argolis

Epidavros

In its day Epidavros, 30km east of Nafplio, was famed and revered as far away as Rome as a place of miraculous healing. Visitors came great distances to the tranquil Sanctuary of Asclepius (god of medicine) to seek …
Top Choice Fortress in Nafplio

Palamidi Fortress

This vast, spectacular citadel, reachable either by steep ascent on foot or a short drive, stands on a 216m-high outcrop of rock that gives all-encompassing views of Nafplio and the Argolic Gulf. It was built by the…
Top Choice Museum in Argos

Byzantine Museum of Argolis

It's worth visiting Argos for this stunning museum alone. Opened in 2017, it provides an evocative insight into Byzantine history, within the context of the region of Argolis. Six rooms neatly showcase Byzantine lif…
Top Choice Historic Site in Argolis

Theatre of Epidavros

Built of limestone, yet one of the best-preserved Classical Greek structures in existence, this 4th-century-BC theatre is the undisputed highlight of Epidavros. It's renowned for its amazing acoustics; a coin droppe…
Top Choice Museum in Nafplio

Archaeological Museum

Inside a splendid Venetian building, this museum traces the social development of Argolis, from the hunter-gatherers of the Fracthi cave to the sophisticated Mycenaean-era civilisations, through beautifully presente…
Top Choice Mezedhes in Nafplio

Kavalaris Corner Mezedopoleio

Just off Plateia Syntagmatos and nestled into a cosy corner, this delightful spot whips, tosses and fries up some of the best mezedhes (appetisers) around. You can watch the chef at work in the open kitchen, though …
Museum in Argolis

Ancient Mycenae Museum

Part of the Ancient Mycenae complex, this museum is well worth visiting before seeing the rest of the site. It initiates you into the mysteries of Mycenae's construction, its various incarnations, and its excavation…
Theatre in Argolis

Athens & Epidavros Festival

The Theatre of Epidavros stages both modern theatre and Ancient Greek dramas during the annual Athens and Epidavros Festival, part of the larger cultural Hellenic Festival. Tickets can be bought in Epidavros at the …
Italian in Nafplio

Scuola Pizza-bar

For a break from Greek cuisine, go Italian(ish). Scuola ('school' in Italian) teaches the locals, especially the younger crowd, a thing or two about good cuisine. Its quirky interior comprises a classroom setting, c…