The natural harbour and the marina in Porto Heli has become a beloved summer destination for the rich and famous. Enjoy the green scenery along with the charming shores and turquoise waters. The sheltered bay faces the ruins of the ancient city of Alieis (fishermen). The acropolis and the ancient city of Alieis (6th - 5th centuries BC) were unearthed in Porto Heli and all findings are today showcased in the Archaeological Museum of Nafplio and the Kranidi Folk Art Museum.
Explore the town by walking around the marina and down the streets; visit the shops and savour local dishes in the restaurants; rejoice in water sports, diving or hiking; but also take pleasure in relaxing in one of the luxury resorts.
Ververontas Lagoon is an ideal place to enjoy spring walks; then again it’s great for swimming and basking in the sun during summer! Other beaches you must visit are Chinitsa with its gold sand and Kounoupi with its clear waters.
For the best sunset view head to the residential area of Agios Aimilianos and its church, amidst lush vegetation and luxury homes (4km SE from Porto Heli).
If you want to pay a visit to the island of Spetses you can do that from Kosta (5km from Porto Heli) from where there is a taxi-boat and ferry connection throughout the year.
Near the fishermen’s village Koilada is Frachthi Cave where the oldest human skeleton was found within the Aegean region; its remains can be seen at the Archaeological Museum of Nafplion. Go see the church of Agios Georgios that catches the eye in the cave of Didimon (20km from Porto Heli).
Don’t miss a visit to the nearby islands of Spetses and Hydra; and the village Koilada (10km from NW Porto Heli) renown for its delicious shrimps as well as the picture perfect dock where fishboats moor.