Located just a short distance from Attica is the stunning Peloponnese region, where you will come across the prefecture of Argolida. This area is ideal for a short, 2-day excursion. Every year, Argolida attracts numerous visitors, not only because of its natural beauties, but also due to its great archaeological interest.
Green plains, olive groves and orchards, golden beaches and picturesque villages characterize this rapidly developing area.For many people, Epidaurus and Mycenae are the most interesting places in the prefecture. In the middle of a green, wooded region, you will discover the most distinguished and best preserved ancient theatre, the Theatre of Epidaurus.
If you visit the area during summer, do not miss the chance to attend an authentic Greek drama to get a taste of what it felt like living in ancient Greece. The sanctuary of Aesculapius and the archaeological museum located next to the theatre, are also noteworthy. Epidaurus village is built on a picturesque bay with a golden beach, and it offers hospitable lodgings, restaurants, shops anything else you could possibly wish for.
Mycenae is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece. Its findings testify that this center of the Mycenaean civilization has existed since 3000 BC. Pass through the Gateway of Lions - the entrance of the Mycenaean acropolis - and visit the ancient city, a symbol of heroic Greece. It is definitely worth visiting the perfectly preserved arched tombs. In the nearby villages, you can swim, taste the local delicacies and experience traditional, Greek hospitality.