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Epidaurus
Distance by car: 59.2 km | Hour: 1 hr
Epidaurus is a village in Argolida, 2h15m from Athens and just 1h away from Porto Heli. Ancient Epidaurus is known for its sights but also for its historical and archaeological significance. From the ancient city of Epidaurus today the ancient theater is preserved. according to the inscriptions the theater is dedicated to the god Dionysus and was built in the 4th century BC. Around the ancient theater, there are ruins of the old city that archaeologists are still bringing to light.

Since the summer of 1998 and every summer in the small theater of Epidaurus are held events of the Musical July. In this context, every year bright stars of the music and theatrical scene passed from the ground with the aim of creating ancient emotions in the public. The performances last almost all summer and are an integral part of the Greek heritage.

Here you can find the performances for the 2022 season.

Mycenea
Distance by car: 101 km | Hour: 1.32 hr
Mycenae is the kingdom of the mythical king Agamemnon, where the first hostage praises him in his epics, is the richest and most important palace in Greece.

The myths associated with their history, lived through the centuries with the Homeric epics and the great tragedies of the classical era, while they inspired and continue to inspire art and intellectual creation worldwide.

Just 1 hour and 50 minutes from Athens but also from Porto Heli, Mycenae is one of the most emblematic sights of Greece and it is worth a visit to the palaces, where you remain captivated by the uniqueness and beauty of Mycenae’s ancient, as well as from their history where the Late Bronze Age is preserved.

Μycenae travel guide

Nafplio
Distance by car: 82.1 km | Hour: 1.19 hr
Nafplio, the first capital of the Greek state with history from 1828, a city that will amaze you with its beauty as well as its history. A city-museum with a lot of romance and nobility, with blue-green sea, beautiful sidewalks, large squares, and castles waiting to be explored. It is located just 2 hours from Athens and 1 hour 35 minutes from Port Heli and is the ideal destination for day trips. Palamidi is the most famous and majestic fortress of Nafplio, the 999 steps that lead to the top is definitely a route that will captivate you. the view of the sea as well as the historical significance and beauty of the city will surely be an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

 

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