What to do and see in Argolis Region, Greece: The Best Places and Tips

September 11, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Discover the best top things to do in Argolis Region, Greece including Epidaurus Theater, Lion Gate, Palamidi Castle, Archaeological Museum of Nauplion, Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae, Arvanitia beach, Tolo Beach.
Restaurants in Argolis Region

1. Epidaurus Theater

Ethniki Odos Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou, Epidavros 210 52, Greece +30 2753 022026
Excellent
81%
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15%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Epidaurus Theater

An ancient Greek theater built in the third century.

Reviewed By KGB777 - Singapore, Singapore

This is a really stunning site and is certainly worthy of its UNESCO listing. Unfortunately there were far too many other people there when I visited for me to properly enjoy the experience, but it was still well worth visiting. This site has the advantage of closing later than the usual 3pm winter closing time, so you can take that into account when planning an itinerary in the area.

2. Lion Gate

Mycenae, Greece
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 407 reviews

Lion Gate

Reviewed By GlobeTrotter10101

I wrote the review on the whole site itself. I really dont see why this gate deserves a separate entry on this site.
It is just a gate. But Mycenae is more than just this gate. So I think this gate is hyped up. tourists usually go in large groups. Usually with a tour group or come in by bus. I suggest if you try to get a photo of the gate, do so on your way back or in the middle of your tour to be out of phase with the rest of people.

3. Palamidi Castle

Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece +30 2752 028036
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Palamidi Castle

Reviewed By KGB777 - Singapore, Singapore

Palamidi castle is really one of the more impressive Castles I've seen around the world. It looks particularly impressive at night with the lights on. Views from the top are fantastic on a clear day. I cheated and drove up there, but the stairs are definitely an option. Worth the effort to visit for sure.

4. Archaeological Museum of Nauplion

Syntagma Square Nafpliou - Epidavrou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece 0752 27502
Excellent
64%
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4.5 based on 368 reviews

Archaeological Museum of Nauplion

Reviewed By SuzanneGrecophile - San Francisco, California

This museum has the oldest armor extant. Also it had a unique ceramic wine cooler from centuries ago and some face masks that no one knows the origin of. I found it fascinating and was pleased that the security guard could offer insights to enhance my visit.

5. Nauplion Promenade

Nafplion peninsula, Nafplio, Greece
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 938 reviews

Nauplion Promenade

Reviewed By Nesligul D - Istanbul, Turkey

The Promenade of Nafplio is really special as the sea looks like a lake here and there is a beautiful castle in the middle of the sea. There are many cafes and restaurants by the sea.

6. Archaeological Site Mycenae

Mycenae 21 200, Greece +30 2751 076585
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 963 reviews

Archaeological Site Mycenae

Reviewed By aragon61 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

we visited the site on December the 1st, but still the weather allowed to fully experience the inspiring solemnity of the ancient ruling capital. Entry fee is very reasonable considering it includes also the entrance to the museum and the treasury site, slightly aside form the main one. Descriptions, maintenance and cleanness are above the average in the mediterranean area. Probably we should have hired a private guide for a deeper experience.

7. Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Mycenae, Greece
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 395 reviews

Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

Reviewed By Tinde_K - Moscow, Russia

It's downhill, about 1 km ride from the main site of Mycaenae. There's also a parking spot nearby, you'd need a separate ticket, but it's really worth it. The Citadel is incredible. Not as a demanding site when it comes to walking as main site and the visit is quite short.

8. Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae

Mycenae, Greece +30 2751 076802
Excellent
49%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Archaeological Museum of Ancient Mycenae

Reviewed By Ian C - London, United Kingdom

Before I visited, I was told that the museum was not worth visiting as the best items are in the National Archaeological Museum, though there are some copies here. I was therefore pleasantly surprised at what I found. The museum is worth visiting as it gives more information on the archaeology and there is an extensive display of ceramics, plus the replicas of treasure found in the graves such as the mask of Agamemnon.

9. Arvanitia beach

Arvanitias, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
Excellent
51%
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4.5 based on 195 reviews

Arvanitia beach

Reviewed By Dilly4472 - Lincoln, United Kingdom

I can see that this might be a useful place for a dip in the sea - even in October it was quite hot - but I saw no beauty in the place. Yes, the walks to the beach in both directions are stunning and the views out to sea are glorious but the beach itself was very odd. It’s a tiny patch of pebbles and a vast expanse of concrete. The beach bar was closed so there were no loungers but maybe the lack of loud music mentioned in other reviews was a relief. Clearly there’d been some attempt at smartening the place up (tubs of plants, pergola, changing rooms) but there was no getting away from the hideous derelict wreck of a former hotel (???) at one end of the beach and the towering shell of some other concrete monstrosity in a state decay above on the cliff. There are dozens of far nicer Beaches in the area.

10. Tolo Beach

Tolon, Greece
Excellent
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Good
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Poor
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4 based on 811 reviews

Tolo Beach

Reviewed By Roberta F - Hales Corners, Wisconsin

A vey popular beach, with the locals as well as tourists. It has a wide stretch of sand to stake out your place, and the water is warm and calm. This former quiet fishing village has turned into quite a tourist destination. You will find many amenities on and around the beach.

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