Porto Heli

A summer town for short getaways

Destinations / Porto Heli Island

Porto Heli is a summer town of the municipality of Ermionida in the southeastern Argolis, and also an extraordinary place for short getaways. It is built amphitheatrically in a calm bay opposite the ruins of ancient city of Halieis. This cosmopolitan hangout of Peloponnese is considered the Greek Riviera.

Beaches with crystal-clear waters and an extremely mild water temperature, small bays, marinas, luxury villas carved on the slopes of the lush hills around Porto Heli, famous resorts, a vista to Spetses island which is at the reach of the hand, interesting nightlife and tasteful fresh fish and sea fruits are the reasons why the rich and famous people not only from Greece but overseas choose Porto Heli for their vacation.

There are numerous beaches at the area like the Asterias beach, the Petrothalassa, the Kosta and many others. The central beach of Porto Heli, the Hinitsa beach, Ag. Emiliano’s beach are absolute organized and offer the perfect view. Do not miss visiting the lagoon Ververonda. It has a long coastline and a cute chapel right on the beach. It is well protected from strong winds and has a beautiful landscape.

Other places in the vicinity with the same character and full of life which worth daily excursions are Ermioni, a beautiful village with an old harbor, many bars, and fish taverns and the Bisti woods onto the cape suitable for promenade.

Kelada, a fishing village with a large fishing fleet, two big shipyards and the most beautiful beach of the area, the Lepitsa.

Hydra, a splendid island with its own architectural flavor only 45 min. from Porto Heli,
cobblestone alleys, cafés, taverns, mansions, 6 monasteries and 300 churches.

Even though the vehicles are banned on the island, Hydra is cosmopolitans favorite place easily accessible by air.

Spetses (vehicles are banned on this island, too) is at the proximity of Porto Heli.
It takes only 5 min, by sea-taxi and about 20 min. by boat to get there. You can visit the historical museums of the island and enjoy your coffee or meal at its numerous cafés and taverns.

Poros is another island in the Saronic Gulf.
Its ancient name was Kalavria. Known for its great lemon forest, while it is popular as a place of short getaways from Athens. The entire city of Poros, which is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill with its neoclassical buildings that have been declared listed buildings.

In the northern part of the island are the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, which was the center of the Amfiktionia of Kalavria.

Take a flight over Porto Heli, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Doko and see all these sights on one flight, with comfort and style.
A real time saver opportunity for those that love a speedy but pleasant short holiday.