Porto Heli, located in the south-eastern part of Argolis, Greece, is a beautiful cosmopolitan port village. Originally a quaint fishing village, the town grew significantly when Athenians started to build summer houses in the area. The stunning area is surrounded by protected coves and bays on the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean and the region is renowned for attracting visitors from all over the world who come to enjoy its sweeping views, fine sand beaches and exceptional restaurants.
From fine dining to boutique stores and beach bars, there is something here for everyone and the beaches themselves, especially Ververonta with its clear water, Hinitsa with its golden sand and pine trees, and Kounoupi, which is an extension of Agios Emilianos, are great places to relax and have fun in their crystalline water. Across the water are the ruins of the ancient city of Alieon, the almost enclosed bay includes a large marina facility that is a must-visit spot for famous visitors and their yachts. From rich history to fun family activities and a buzzing nightlife, Porto Heli is breathtaking and definitely worth a visit when you are in this part of the world.
Porto Heli Harbour is the home of many private yachts which decorate this natural port in the evening. From here, you can explore several enticing destinations, such as, Epidaurus, Spetses, Hydra, Dokos, Vathi Avlaki, Monemvasia and Ierakas, best reachable by private boat.
The secluded bay at Vathi Avlaki is a hidden gem. The stunning white pebble beach between the emerald waters on the side and the pine covered hills beyond is no less than breath taking. Swim, snorkel and sunbathe to your heart’s content. Lasting impressions will bring you back to this wonderful place!
The citadel town of Monemvasia is a snapshot of Greece’s past. Connected with the mainland by a 200m causeway, the old town centre is a treasure trove of medieval buildings, small Byzantine churches and traditional craftsmen’s shops that have remained unchanged for generations.
Bursting with rich history and a unique culture all of its own. People of the arts have flocked to Hydra for generations in search of inspiration. Many grew so enchanted by the surroundings, they never left! The perfect place for a stroll, a spot of lunch and some intensive retail therapy.
Spetses is an island you’ll want to explore, discover and savour for life. Wander the upmarket harbour, lined with the most spectacular 19th century mansions and exclusive residences of the rich and famous. Enjoy an afternoon lunch followed by a private horse-drawn carriage ride along the majestic seafront.
One of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is said to be located at the same site as the birthplace of Apollo’s son Asclepius. An incredibly significant location, the theatre itself was built approximately 3000 years ago and sits within the most extraordinary surroundings imaginable. Even if ancient Greek history isn’t your primary interest, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus is quite simply stunning.
Situated close to the islands of Hydra and Spetses, Dokos is a wonderful destination for island-hopping journeys. With serene beaches and crystalline waters, there is endless scope for relaxation and exploration in equal measures.
The most beautiful of all mainland towns with Venetian, Ottoman and Neo Classical buildings, hidden leafy squares, meandering streets and a sophisticated atmosphere. The gentle pine-scented breeze and the view across the Argolic gulf towards the mountains of Arcadia reach you as you relax at a seafront cafe.
Built on a natural fjord and hardly visible from the sea, Ierakas is both famous and infamous for its popularity with pirates back in the day. The perfect place for a relaxing stroll before indulging in a delicious lunch at one of the local tavernas offering the best seafood in the region.
The beautiful islands of Milos, Sifnos, Serifos, Kimolos, Kythnos and Kea.
Milos has a rich history and spectacular beaches that line its coast. The island is sprinkled with spots that will take your breath away.
Sifnos offes a great balance of beautiful beaches, low-key nightlife, white Cycladic villages, low-impact tourism and maybe the best food in the Cyclades.
Serifos exudes a calm atmosphere and speaks directly to your senses. The island is gracefully embraced by the deep blue colours of the Aegean Sea and has some magnificent beaches.
A magnificent coastline decorated with the uninhabited islands of Arsida and Petroklos and the glorious Cape Sounion. The temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, the ancient Greek god of the sea, dominates the southern most tip of Attica, where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Make the most of your trip by indulging in a refreshing swim in the small beach by the foot of the temple.
Unspoilt mountainous coastline, sprinkled with secluded coves, hidden beaches and picturesque villages. Fokiano is the most beautiful gulf of southeastern Arcadia. It “hides” within lush green mountain slopes, while its green waters and white pebbles make it seem like a shrine of tranquility.
Kyparissi was an ancient sanctuary of Asclepius. The little village is a secluded paradise backed by the craggy slopes of Mount Parnon and fronted by the cobalt blue of the Myrtoan Sea.