The town of Porto Heli hosts a truly integrated community in an exclusive enclave on the shores of the Peloponnese and is built to the west of a large gulf, forming a natural port which has been in use since ancient times. The town has a wonderful assortment of local seaside taverns and restaurants. This is evident in the architecture and the micro social environment of its people. Porto Heli is one of the most exclusive vacation areas in Greece (often referred to as the Greek Riviera), favored by privileged and discerning Athenian families, royals and Greek shipping heirs. They come to this seemingly remote location for a relaxing getaway, to enjoy sailing and bathing in crystal clear seas, tranquility and privacy, spared by the large crowds attracted by mass-tourism destinations.
The natural beauty of Porto Heli
In addition to its natural beauty, the greater area of Argolis offers plenty of opportunities for short visits and cultural expeditions. The picturesque fishing villages of Ermioni and Koilada are known for their excellent cuisine, specializing in fresh fish. The ancient cave of Frachthi, inhabited as early as 40,000 BC, is found in Koilada. The nearby islands of Hydra and Spetses are renowned for their artistic culture, attracting painters and sculptors from the world over. Each island has a unique morphology and rich history which formed a specific and distinct character in each community. Easily accessible by car are also the archaeological sites of Mycenae, Epidaurus (with its renowned ancient theater), Tyrinth and Corinth, as well as Nafplion with its beautiful Venetian fortress and historical center.
Porto Heli can be the home base to explore archaeological sites, Byzantine monasteries, historic monuments, unspoiled beaches, mountainous routes and picturesque fishing villages.
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