The magic of the shores of the Argolid, the bald mountains,
golden valleys, the grandeur of the monuments and the eternal
quality of its myths will leave a lasting impression.
On this “flaming red Argive earth” celebrated by the poet,
“where the poppy flames still brighter”, you’ll hear the most
sublime voices of the Greek land – Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles.
The Argolid was the heart of Greece from 1600 to 1100 BC under
the Mycenaeans. With their decline, the Dorians controlled the
fate of the region until the conquest of the country by the
During the Byzantine era the Argolid shared the fortune of the
rest of the Peloponnese. It was ruled by the Franks and
surrendered to the Turks in 1460, Nafplio, however, remained in
Venetian hands until 1540.
Nafplion was the capital of the newly formed Greek state from
1828 to 1834, when this role passed to Athens.