Argos (/ˈɑːrɡɒs, -ɡəs/; Modern Greek: Άργος [ˈarɣos]; Ancient Greek: Ἄργος [árɡos]) is a city in Argolis, the Peloponnese, Greece and once was one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is the biggest town in Argolis and a major centre for the area.
Restaurants in Argos
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About Domaine Skouras Delectable, everyday, value-for-money wines. Inspired and inspiring bottles. Unforgettable vintages. Minuscule quantities. Magnificent occasions. Bold, confident winemaking. Winning teams both at home and around the world. They all define the unique approach of Domaine Skouras. At Domaine Skouras you see, we don't just make wine. We flirt with whites that turn heads. We are flamboyant with our intense rose. We fall in love with reds and pack them with finesse. We are romancing with rare bottlings that you will enjoy for -and in- years to come. Equipped with energy, enthusiasm and experience and operating from our splendid facility at Malandreni, a few car-minutes away from Argos - we welcome you to taste our wines. For in tasting them you are not just discovering our unique terroir, our culture and our heritage. You get a taste and a glimpse of what makes us exciting people, dedicated wine-makers and such cordial hosts...
Even though we hadn't previously booked a tour (and it was only 2 days after Christmas) the polite employee showed us around and at the end of the tour we tasted some special wines. The domain is very organized and the highlight is the enormous cellar with the smell of wooden barrels and wine that every wine lover appreciates! Having tasted some of the wines that Mr Skouras produces I was longing to visit this place and I can tell it was well Worthing it! Of course at the end of the tour you can also buy some bottles. Sadly there was a lack of Portes (merlot) which is my favorite but we bought some bottles of Fleva (syrah) which is also exceptional!!
4 based on 37 reviews
If you don't like crowds ( it's deserted!) and you prefer au naturel - this may be the place for you. It's a perfect example of an Ancient Greek Amphitheatre, but so poorly maintained and unloved, it's up to the visitor to love & appreciate it !!!
The surrounding area has an air of poverty and the town appears all locked up on a Sunday .
4 based on 17 reviews
The castle got its name from the first inhabitants of this area, the Pelasgians. Larissa means Acropolis in their language. It's located on the top of a high rocky hill on the edge of Argos.
There was a fortification from the prehistoric times because of the great strategic importance of the place. The first castle was built in the 6th century B.C., followed by the second one in the 10th century.
First Nauplion controlled the fortress, later captured by the Burgundian Duke of Athens, after by the Franks, the Venetians, the Turks, the Venetians again, when finally was liberated by the Greeks in 1822. So this fortress has a very eventful history.
It isn't renovated, but some work was in progress. If you're young, active and very dedicated, you can climb there, but I would advise using a car with a good driver on this narrow serpentine. Road signs are directing you to this path. The main attraction is the stunning view all around from the hilltop. In clear weather, you can see faraway places both around the seaside and on the land as well. The crumbling walls are still very impressive, especially if you're looking up to them. You can see the castle from a long distance, and it's very picturesque with the Panagia Katakekrymeni-Portokalousa monastery perching on the hillside of Mount Larissa.
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Some 10 km inland from Argos, lies the greatest Ancient sanctuary of the Argolid, the Heraion, or Sanctuary of Hera Argeie. Here was a place of worship of Hera, the very important deity of the region, for both ancient Argos and Mykene.
Sanctuary is most ancient, and built in archaic times .
On the lower Terrace there is remains of Stoa, on the Terrace above stoa there are remains of an Older Temple, burned in 423 BC, and on the upper Terrace above there are remains of an open-air Altar and Newer Temple of Hera.
Sanctuary lies in nice and calm surroundings, encircle by flowers and olive trees. The views towards the sea are fantastic, both Nafplio and Argos are visible in good weather.
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If you like religious art and history this is definitely a must-go in Argos. The museum is housed in the Barracks of Kapodistrias, which used to be an Ottoman building where the market, post office and an Inn pre-existed. The museum features various aspects of the Byzantine period.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
While visiting the nearby sites our tour guide recommended this place for souvenir shopping. I am glad he did. The store was clean, we'll stocked and the staff (especially Helen) were very friendly. It was an added bonus to see how to pottery was made in the workshop. The staff do not pressure you and the prices are reasonable.
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- Location: Central.
- Admission ticket: Not expensive (2 Euros).
- Duration of visit: 20-30 minutes.
-Antiquities description: All antiquities have a description next to them.
- Museum shop: A small shop where you can buy books and postcards.
-Recommendation: You have to see the remarkable mosaics outside the museum.
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