Destinations Travel Guide

Porto-Heli

Porto Heli is built around a picturesque natural harbor in the prefecture of Argolida, Peloponnese. This harbor is very safe and usually has enough space, if you have a boat to moor.

Porto Heli attracts many tourists every summer, thanks to its natural beauty, its facilities and the sight –seeing of the area. There are some interesting sites to visit near the harbor in the daytime and it is also possible to rent a mountain bike in order to explore the area.

There are motorbike and car rentals which can be useful if you want to explore the surroundings, such as the nearby town of Kranidi, still untouched by tourism.

In fact, Porto Heli is near many important places in Argolida, such as Ermioni, Epidauros, Nafplion and Mycenae.

This town has also some nice beaches, like Hinitsa, Costa, Ververoda and Maistraki. Some of them have umbrellas and fun activities, such as water skiing, windsurfing and sailing. In particular, a waterskiing competition takes place every summer in Ververoda Lake.

There is also a good variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. In some of them, bands and singers perform live and owners throw parties.

The lively waterfront of this city also offers lots of activities, such as book fairs, shadow puppet theatres, fun fairs for the kids and concerts in the summer.

People are kind and communication with them is easy, as in all Greece, even if you don’t speak Greek. Hand gestures have always been helpful.

Gift shops are found all over the town and the waterfront to buy souvenirs.

Porto Heli is also close to Peloponnese islands and frequent hydrofoils to Spetses and Hydra leave from its port.

WHERE TO DINE:

Visitors on Porto Heli holidays can enjoy Greek cuisine at a variety of eating places. You can try snack bars and café for fresh sandwiches, pizzas and ice creams at Costa Self Service, French, Artigiano etc.

If you like French cuisine, head to Rota in Porto Heli.

If you wish to enjoy excellent Mediterranean cousine, you must dine at Papadias.

The neighbourhood pub or Kafeneon serves Greek dishes.

If you care to try out Meze snack of salted herring, boiled octopus or fried white bait, Ouzeri, is the place to be.

Do try the Alati kai Piperi and En-Plo while here.

Genuine Greek cuisine using fresh seafood and vegetables can be sampled at grill restaurants like Costa Rica, at Dolphins Taverna, Lepitsa etc.

CLUBS TO VISIT:

There are a few bars on the cost of Porto-Heli, but the most styling are in Spetses.

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