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Island hopping

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Island hopping ...

The peninsula is surrounded by numerous uninhabited islets, ideal for day trips, sailing excursions and swimming in secluded coves. Ten minutes across the water from Porto Heli by water taxi is the cosmopolitan and car-free island of Spetses, known for its sea-faring traditions, its heroic contribution to Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire, its Venetian and neoclassical mansions with pebble mosaic courtyards, and its horse-drawn carriages. A bit farther away, but still within easy reach by water taxi is the island of Hydra. Also car-free and populated by historic sea captain mansions which evoke an ambience of centuries past, it is renowned for its vibrant dining scene and nightlife.

 

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Historical, archaeological and nature treks
Trekking in the beautiful scenery of the Peloponnese is an invigorating and memorable experience. Trek past Byzantine chapels, Mycenaean tombs and watermills on your way from Mycenae to the village of Prosymni (3 hours). Other options include a light trek to the sunken hollows of Vythismata or the Bisti Forest at Ermioni.

Local produce
The region has a reputation for its agricultural products including its citrus fruits, low-acidity olives, diverse fish and crustaceans and wine. Of course there are olives and discover the quality of the first oil production is an interesting approach and it is taste like the countless cheeses. Honey produced here is exceptional and importantly the quality of the region allows the bees to live and produce a variety of beautiful honeys. Visit the museum of honey and vineyards are interesting to discover 90 minutes of Porto Heli.

Water sports
Porto Heli offers the possibility to practice water sports, skiing, sailing, diving (framed by a club) ballad sea, fishing and many beautiful coves can bathe in peace (water is June to October between 28 and 31 °)

Land activities
Ideal for mountain biking, off-road tracks abound in the area, whether winding through ancient pine forests or hilltop olive groves.

Helicopter tours
Head out at sunrise or sunset for an airborne tour of the area. Flights take in all the Mycenaean Citadels including Mycenae, Tyrinth and Midea, as well as Epidavros, Halieis (the ancient sunken city in Porto Heli Bay), Acrocorinthos, the ancient stadium and Temple of Apollo at Nemea, and Isthmia Harbour.