Argolis is part of Peloponnese, world famous for the Mycenaean Civilization that flourished in Greece from 1500 to 1200 BC. Argos is a prominent town of great historic significance, while the coastal town of Nafplio is a sight for sore eyes. But if you had to pick just the top 3 stops in Argolis, what would they be? Let us lay a helping hand and give you some inspiration for your upcoming adventures!
The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and therefore you should include them within your schedule.It has been called “Rich in Gold” and was indeed the kingdom of the famous King Agamemnon during the Late Bronze Era. In the region, you will be able to admire the ruins of the Palace, the acropolis and the fortifications, with the Cyclopean Walls that have always sparked debate as to their origin.
Moving forward with the top 3 stops in Argolis, there is a picturesque village named Didima (The Twins). This village is located within short distance from Porto Heli, the coastal resort that attracts celebrities 365 days a year. What is striking about this place is the fact that there are many craters carved into the mountains. One of these craters features two cave chapels. Saint George and Metamorphosis (The Tranfiguration) are there for you to pray or simply admire. In the area, there is also the rare wild tulip.
Last but not least, Kotsiomitis Museum of Natural History is found upon entering Lygourio. There you will have the chance to enjoy some rare findings displaying the mineral, paleontological and natural wealth of the wider area. Among its greater attractions, this is where you will find an ammonite that is indeed 235 million years old and was discovered at the Epidaurus Theater. Now this is by far the most impressive thing you have heard of today, right?