Greece offers a unique combination of beautiful Mediterranean landscape, overwhelming culture and history and extremely hospitable people.
Located in the southeast of Europe, Greece has the 11th longest coast in the world at 13,676 km long. It is bathed by the Aegean in the east, the Ionian Seas in the west and the Mediterranean Sea in the south. Many of Greece's beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status by the European blue flag programme. Not only can you swim on them, but you can also enjoy a whole host of water sports including scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing.
While almost every visitor is drawn to Greece's world-famous antiquities, few can resist focusing on sun, sand and fun. With a seemingly endless coastline and hundreds of beautiful islands, Greece offers a mix of cultural learning and soul-satisfying relaxation.
Description of the area
The resort is conveniently located near Ermoni Port in the Peloponnese peninsula. It is in the Prefecture of Argolida, which was the "heart" of Greece from the year 1600 to 1100 BC under the Myceneans. The modern traveller will marvel at the beauty of Argolida and appreciate its relaxed and unhurried way of life. Olives, forests, meadows, mountain villages and bare peaks abound along with beautiful beaches in the area.
The cities of Argos and Nafplion, the archaeological sites of Mycenae, Tiryntha and Epidavros, as well as various southern seaside resorts remain a popular destination among travellers today. During the summer months, visitors have the unique opportunity to enjoy remarkable performances organised within the Epidavros Festival or attend traditional local fairs. The magic of the shores of the Argolida, the bald mountains, golden valleys, the grandeur of the monuments and its myths leave to visitors a lasting impression.
Greek cuisine has a long tradition and its flavours change with the season and its geography. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, wine, fish, grains and bread, and various meats.
The most characteristic and ancient element of Greek cuisine is olive oil. It is produced from the olive trees prominent throughout the region, and adds to the distinctive taste of Greek food. Most used vegetables includes tomatos, aubergines, potatos, green beans, okra, green peppers, and onions.
Among flavourings Greek cuisine often uses oregano, mint, garlic, onion, dill and bay leaves. Many Greek recipes, use "sweet" spices in combination with meat, for example cinnamon and cloves in stews.
Fish dishes are common in coastal regions and on the islands. A great variety of cheeses is also often used in Greek cuisine. One of the best examples is the worldwide known Greek salad with Feta cheese.
Greece is famous of its Taverns serving traditional Greek home cooking at affordable prices to both locals and tourists. The list of most famous Greek dishes include souvlaki, gyros, spanakopita, moussaka, tzatziki and dolmades (stuffed vine-leaves).
The prefecture of Argolida is one of the prime locations for sightseeing in Greece. It is a popular spot for archaeology buffs who spend days just exploring the historical monuments and taking in the magical aura of the ancient civilisation of Greece. There are several impressive sites in Argolida (Greece):
· The Ancient Epidaurus Theatre
· The town of Nafplion
· The town of Argos
· The ancient town Mycenae
East Argolis has much natural beauty, with popular holiday resorts such as Ermionis, Porto Heli, Kranidi, Spetses Island, Hydra Island, Methana, Galatas, Ancient Trizina and Poros Island.
In Greece you can find a large range of typical and very varied products such as gold work with exclusive designs based on historical pieces. You can also find wooden copies of traditional tavern signs, all types of paintings and reproductions of many of the country's characteristic icons.
You can also find garments crafted from high quality leather and fur such as mink or fox fur. Other typical products include embroidery, tapestries, pottery, etc.