The Argolida, the golden county of Greece, home to the world famous archaeological sites of Mycenae, the Ancient Theatre of Epidavros and the site of Ancient Tiryntha (Tiryns), all of which are within a half an hour's journey from Althaia Pension in Nafplio, the county's capital.
Close by visit the lesser known archaeological sites of the Argoliko pyramid, which is supposedly the oldest pyramid in the world, Lerna, where Hercules reputedly killed the Lernaian Hydra, Midea and the site of Didyma, around 45 minutes away is a great Places to Visit, especially for people with interests in geology with its twin chasms in the hills and underground passages between the two.
The Argolida's geographical position, just one and half hours from Athens, gives it a slightly warmer climate all the year round as it is sheltered by mountains from both the North and the West. Underground streams run through the Argolida and make the plains green and lush, full of orange and lemon trees, olives and other fruits.
Breathtaking landscapes of the mountains of the Argolida and from their peaks, scenes that few think to explore, a paradise for nature lovers and for all forms of alternative tourism in the Peloponnese. Small traditional hamlets with a handful of inhabitants are nestled on the mountain tops with people living from the land in traditional stone houses.
Just 15 minutes away from Nafplio and the Althaia Penison is the city of Argos, the oldest city in Europe having been continually inhabited for 7000 years! The castle on the hill of Larissa overlooks the city and has great views of the Argolic plain. The ancient agora and museum are well worth a visit an twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is a local market selling produce, household goods and clothes.
Visit a Greek Pyramid just 20 minutes from Nafplio, speculated to have been built in the 4th century BC.
Visit the Byzantine Museum and learn about the everyday life and customs of the people that lived through the Byzantine Era.
This church in Kefalari Argolida is called "Zoodochos Pigi" meaning "Life-giving Spring" and is a small church built inside a cave.
One of the most famous ancient theatres in the world, reknowned for it's acoustics. Visit during the summer and watch a play or concert.
Nafplio and the general area of Argolida is filled with beautiful beaches, find the right one for your taste.
See two naturally formed craters in the village of Didyma, created by a landslide Visit the site and see the small church of Agios Georgios built in the bigger crater.