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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Argolis, Greece your home away from home

Located in the east of the Peloponnese, Argolis (Argolida) is a prefectures of Greece. Many people take day trips to Argolis from Athens, just across the bay, but there is so much to see and do that those who visit for just a day are often seen staying in accommodation in Argolis the next year! Argolis is a highly developed prefecture, blessed with stunning natural beauty and a range of fantastically interesting archaeological discoveries.

Things to do on holiday in Argolis, Greece

Holidays to Argolis have three features which really stand out; sailing, climbing and Ancient historical sites, although the charming villages, glorious beaches and natural beauty of the area are a huge attraction for those looking to rent a holiday villa in Argolis.

Argolis is considered to be the cradle of Ancient Greek civilisation, gaining the region the nickname of ‘Ancient Argolis’. Throughout the hills and groves which cover much of the landscape are ruins of the original city states of Greece, from ancient theatres to the beautiful Treasury of Attreus, an ancient cemetery adorned with ‘tholos tombs’. Probably the most famous archaeological find is the city of Mycenae, with the imposing Lion Gates and the city’s importance in Greek mythology.

The inland areas of Argolis are a haven for climbers and walkers, with many excellent routes, often incorporating some of the lesser known archaeological treasures. The Frachti Caves and Didima Hole are favourite destinations for walkers, and there are climbing routes to suit all abilities too. To find a challenging climb, tourist information centres have details of all the climbs and are happy to help.

The coastline of Argolis is ideal for those looking for a holiday rental with access to exquisite beaches and sailing opportunities. Argolis is lined by some stunning sand beaches, often with dramatic backdrops of hills and cliffs. Along the beaches of Argolis you not only have the chance to discover the coastline and islands by boat, but you can enjoy all manner of water sports.

Places to holiday in Argolis, Greece

Nafplion is a beautifully appealing coastal town, and the first capital of Greece after the 1821 revolution, is probably the most endearing 18th Century Mediterranean town you can find. It is adorned with some magnificent castles from across the ages, and just a ten minute drive from the holiday resort of Tolon, which boasts some of the finest beaches in Argolis.

Epidaurus (Epidavros), is most famous for its summer Festival of Epidaurus, which is held in the ancient theatre with a setting and acoustic qualities that makes it an excellent venue for any production.

Porto Heli sits on the head of the bay, opposite the island of Spetses. Whilst Porto Heli is a delightful place to visit, it is most known for the sporting facilities on offer. It is the ideal location to take holiday rental accommodation in Argolis for those looking for an active holiday, especially sailing, mountain biking and intermediate and beginners windsurfing. Porto Heli is also in excellent striking distance from the most impressive monuments of Ancient Argolis.

Weather in Argolis, Greece

During the summer (from June until the end of August), average temperatures remain over 30°C, which means that coastal properties in Argolis are very popular during summer. The rest of the year remains pretty warm, with the winter months still averaging over 10°C.

Travel to Argolis, Greece

To reach any of the rental accommodation in Argolis, you must first take a flight to Athens Airport (ATH), which receives a large number of cheap flights direct from the UK. From there, there are a variety of options. You can either travel around the bay by hire car or bus, or take to the water on a ferry or by one of the high speed Hellas Flying Dolphins.

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Recent Reviews

Beautiful location

4 of 5
Villa Aria is set above a beautiful Sandy cove - the photographs on the website make it seem like this is the only property on the beach but there are two other villas that sit within the little cove, plus there is public access to the beach. We were two families of five and whilst the Villa states it sleeps 16 there are in fact only 4 double bedrooms in the main villa. Below the villa is a self contained flat with two more double bedrooms (although you could fit more beds in one of the rooms if required), there is a kitchenette and two bathrooms. There are a further 2 :double bedrooms in a bunker style annexe by the tennis court - no views and not a very nice place to have to stay. The main villa has one bedroom in the ground floor which has an ensuite and is a true master bedroom, the three double bedrooms upstairs share two bathrooms and whilst two have views the third bedroom has no outlook, therefore if you are two families there is only really one proper master bedroom suite. The living space in the Villa is adequate as most time is spent outside, however they do really need air conditioning in the kitchen/sitting room area. I wouldn't say the accommodation is luxurious but there are nice touches like the Korres bathroom products (which I love). The outside space is lovely but more thought should have been given to shady areas, especially for eating breakfast etc - quite limited. The quality of the ouside furniture could be better, only two wooden sun beds and even the mattresses on these are thin and uncomfortable. The real plus of this villa and its location is the beautiful sea and small beach, the villa provides numerous "toys" for water activities. The Dinghy is a real bonus if you have budding sailors. Alex, the owner, is never far away and deals with any issues and requests - he is charming and was brilliant with our teenagers, nothing is too much trouble. Alex has two ladies that help him and they are equally brilliant, we had massages and the teenagers enjoyed a treasure hunt, they also looked after our daughters one day when we went out for the day. Angela is available to cook and do breakfast, we had brekfast everyday which she prepares and then clears away afterwards. The tennis court was great for evening tennis and a dip in the sea afterwards was wonderful. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week, special thanks to Alex.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Great stay

5 of 5
We (family of 6) stayed in the property for 5 nights in August 17. The house is exactly as pictured, and was beautifully cool in the heatwave. We particularly enjoyed the pool area. Mikhail was on hand if needed and was very helpful. A car is definitely needed, but the house is in a great location for sightseeing, we visited Mycenae/Mikines (20 mins), Epidavros (40 mins) and Messini (under 2 hrs) by car. We would definitely recommend.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017