Argolida is one of the regional units of the Peloponnese, located in the northeastern part of the peninsula. It represents a large valley with the cities of Argos, Mycenae, Tirynth. Here many ancient Greek monuments are to be found. The fortress of Agamemnon (Mycenae), the theatre of Epidaurus, the ruins of ancient Thira, Argos, Lerna, Midia, Gerion and Corinth are the main landmarks of the region. Argos has been continuously inhabited for the past 7,000 years, which makes it one of the oldest towns in Greece and Europe. The town is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network.
A Bit of History
Traces of a Neolithic settlement were found near the central sanctuary of Argos close to Mycenae. Argos was a major stronghold of Mycenaean times, which endured the Venetian and Ottoman rules.
The town of Nafplio was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolida.