EXCURSIONS TO PLACES OUTSIDE ARGOLIS
Scroll down, or use the interactive map to find brief descriptions of some amazing sights outside Argolis,
places that can be visited in a day, at least if you rent a car.
CORINTH: Already in the 600-century BC, Greeks had planned to build this canal, to avoid having to sail the 400 km long stretch around the Peloponnese. But the work turned out to be too... Click here to read more!
LOUTRAKI: A long waterfront promenade dominates the city; with hotels, taverns and bars on one side and a long gravel beach on the other... Click here to read more!
MUCH MORE THAN A CANAL
DERVENAKIA is located on the border between Argolis and Korinthia, and here Kolokotronis and his men fought and won a very important ... Click here to read more!
A UNIQUE FOREST
A SEASIDE RESORT, A TEMPLE BY TE SEA
FORGET ABOUT THE OLYMPICS,
HERE'S THE NEMEICKS
PATRA AND RIO: Patra (or Patras) is the largest city in the Peloponnese, but far from one of the prettiest. This is a busy port city, with ferries to... Click here to read more!
CARNIVAL, A CASTLE AND A BRIDGE
A CHURCH IN A TREE
AND A LAKE IN A CAVE
AROUND MOUNT HELMOS: Let’s travel up to the mountains, in the north of the Peloponnese and in the southern slopes of Mount Helmos... Click here to read more!
ATHENS may seem noisy, fussy and chaotic at first glance, but it’s a capital that has a lot to offer, including peace and quiet, vast green areas, cosy neighbourhoods... Click here to read more!
NEMEA: Ancient Nemea is really not that much different from the more famous Olympia. Had history wanted it a little differently, we had... Click here to read more!
DIAKOFTO KALAVRITA: On a 75 cm wide railway track, the train starts from Diakofto, and crawls 22 km up the mountain until it reaches Kalavrita, 750 meters higher... Click here to read more!
THE SPECTACULAR RAILWAY
IN THE GORGE
FROM PIGS' EARS TO PRADA
Here's a clickable map, with all the seeworthy places near Argolis plotted in. (You'll find a map with all the Argolis sights here!)
With this map, you can easily plan your day - or half day - trips.
Or, go to the same clickable map on Google maps, if you prefer that.
You'll also find ideas for a few other day trips, or even a two-day trip, listed at the end of this page.
VISIT AN ISLAND, OR TWO, OR THREE
THE ARGO-SARONIC ISLANDs Hydra, Spetses and Poros are situated close to Argolis, and are excellent day-trip destinations from Nafplio... Click here to read more!
PARALIO ASTROS is a really pretty beach and port village, with a long, beautiful sandy beach that attracts tourists from all over the Peloponnese... Click here to read more!
A BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE,
A GARDEN FOR GODS
ALEA / TEGEA: The trip to Alea / Tegea takes us through a beautiful, partly barren and desolate mountainous terrain, before we arrive at a large, fertile plain, filled with ... Click here to read more!
AND AN ANCIENT CITY
A BUSY AND BUSTLING
CITY IN THE CENTRE
TRIPOLI is the hub of the Peloponnese, almost in the middle of the peninsula, and if you are in or close to Tripoli, it’s not such a silly idea to... Click here to read more!
MYSTRAS; SPARTA: Morea was the name of the Peloponnese in the Middle Ages, and one of the best preserved medieval towns is Mystras... Click here to read more!
THE WONDER OF MOREA, AND SPARTA
MONEMVASIA is a truly fascinating medieval city, surrounded by thick castle walls on a 300 m high cliff that rises tall and proud from the sea.... Click here to read more!
THE MEDIEVAL GIBRALTAR
THE MANI peninsula, the middle finger of the three in the south of Peloponnese, is wild, beautiful and different. The steep and once nearly impassable... Click here to read more!
WILD BEAUTY, WONDERFUL VILLAGES
In addition to the excursions you can read descriptions of here, we also recommend a trip to the mountain villages of Arcadia (approximately 100 km), ancient Olympia (175 km), and Delphi (256 km), all distances are from Nafplio. You’ll probably need to stay the night, and you can also do a round trip of all sites:
Nafplio - Arcadian village of Dimitsana:
112 km, 2 hours 10 min.
Dimitsana - Ancient Olympia: 78 km, 1 hour 40 min.
Ancient Olympia - Delphi: 240 km, 4 hours.
Delphi - Nafplio (driving through Thiva): 256 km, 4 hours.
MESSINIA, southwest on Peloponnes, has a lot to offer, like the fortress of Methoni, quaint Koroni, cool Kalamata and a fairytale gorge with ponds and waterfalls. Click here to read more!
GREENERY, CASTLES AND PRETTY TOWNS
KOSMAS: This is the lovliest mountain village we know! It's located in the Arcadian mountains, at about 1150 meters above sea level. It's just perfect to ... Click here to read more!
THE ECLECTIC CHURCH
TREE-ROOFED CHURCH, WATERMILL PARK
VASTA: You will not believe it before you see it! An old Byzantine church, situated beautifully by a river, and on top of the roof, 17 large trees grow. But inside the church there are practically no traces of them, so... Click here to read more!
ANCIENT MANTINEIA still has remains from a tower, walls, theater and square, not worth a long detour, but have a look if you're in the vicinity. Not so when it comes to the building just across the road,... Click here to read more!