worth seeing

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Olive Vision
Domaine Skouras
Kyknos Canning Company
description

Argolis prefecture combines wild nature with beautiful sandy beaches and a rich historical and cultural heritage.  Nafplio, the first ever capital of Greece and one of the most picturesque cities of the country, Epidaurus, Porto Heli and Tolos are all attractive tourist destinations.

The prefecture has an amazing number of historical and cultural monuments with 110 different places to visit, such as worldwide known ancient theatres (Epidaurus, small theatre of Epidaurus, Argos Ancient Theatre), museums in Epidaurus and in Argos, famous archaeological sites like Mycenae and Tirintha, as well as smaller ones (Iraio temple, Midea castle, and more).

what to buy
  • Olive oil
  • Wine
  • Kefalotiri (type of cheese)
  • Honey
  • Fruit (citrus, melons, Argos apricots, Ermioni pomegranates)
what to see
  • Ancient theatre and archaeological museum of Asklepion in Epidavros
  • Nafplio, Bourtzi island, Palamidi (castle) and Akronafplia
  • Archaeological museum of Nafplio
  • National Gallery (Nafplio department)
  • War museum in Nafplio
  • Argos ancient agora and castle
  • Archaeological museum of Argos
  • Archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
  • The acropolis of the ancient city-state Asine
  • Beaches: Tolos, Ligourio, Porto Heli, Ermioni, Costa, Nea Kios
what to taste

The region is popular for its produce such as oranges, mandarines,  Argos melons, which are known for their oval shape, orange colour and  intense aroma and Argos apricots which have a rare aroma and amazing flavor.  The greater area is also noted for the high quality olive oil from the villages of Ligourio and Ermioni, the local cheeses and especially the Kefalotyri cheese from the Traheia village, the artichokes in Iria and Kandia and the pomegranates in Ermioni.  The local cuisine consists of dishes like rooster in wine sauce, wild boar and fresh fish from the local sea.


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