The town of Porto Heli lies on the coast of the Argolic Peninsula in the Peloponnese region of Greece. The pine covered headland almost encloses the Bay of Porto Heli, creating the perfect place for water sports; calm, protected and natural, with excellent access to the sea, and lined with fine sand beaches. Porto Heli is an activity holiday haven, perfect for active family holidays in the sun.
Porto Heli holidays are primarily known for their excellent sporting opportunities, especially for their water sports facilities. The sheltered bay upon which Porto Heli stands is a haven for dinghy sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and wakeboarding, and there are numerous sailing schools with English speaking instructors available to help with any of the aforementioned water sports. Children are particularly well catered for, meaning that they can have a wonderfully exciting, active holiday whilst parents can steal a few moments peace or join in with the many activities available.
When staying in holiday accommodation in Porto Heli you will undoubtedly spend a fair amount of time on the wonderful shingle beaches which surround the town. There are plenty of secluded cove beaches to choose from, many of which are best accessed by boat or mountain bike, or if you prefer, there are busier, more tourist focused beaches which stretch out in front of the larger Porto Heli hotels.
Mountain biking and walking holidays thrive in Porto Heli. There are endless trails through the Peloponnese countryside, passing into the surrounding hills affording visitors magnificent views along the coast and over the ancient villages which surround the bay. Many of the best walks and rides in the area stumble across signs of ancient inhabitants and idyllic coves meaning that you should always take a camera and swim suit if you head into the Porto Heli countryside.
A holiday rental villa in Porto Heli, Greece also provides the perfect rural base from which to explore the magnificent ancient attractions of the Peloponnese. The towns of Mycenae, Nafplion, Epidaurus and the Island of Poros are all easily accessible from Porto Heli accommodation, allowing visitors to explore the fascinating culture of this magnificent region. The ancient city of Halies lies on the south bank of Porto Heli Bay, which is easily explored and well worth visiting.
Porto Heli is surrounded by places of interest. Exploring ancient Greece has never been so easy as you can take a day trip comfortably to the towns and cities of Athens, Nafplion, Mycanae and Epidaurus. These cities and towns have magnificently well preserved monuments and buildings from the era of Ancient Greece, offering a remarkable insight into the life and times which created the nation.
Porto Heli has an incredible climate, especially during the summer months. Between June and September, average temperatures are over 30˚C, with 10-12 hours of sunshine every day. During these months, Porto Heli hotel rooms and rental accommodation become hugely sought after, with visitors flocking form across Europe to enjoy water sports in idyllic, safe and comfortable surroundings. Even during the winter months, temperatures hover around 12˚C during the day, dropping to 7˚C at night.
The majority of visitors to Porto Heli accommodation arrive into Athens International Airport (ATH). Upon arrival in Athens, there are three main choices to reach you rental villa; hire a car and drive (3 hours), catch a scenic coach (4 hours) or take a bus to Pireaus Port and change onto a hydrofoil from there.