Portocheli – About the area
Portocheli (also Porto Cheli) is a summer resort town in the municipality of Ermionida in the southeastern part of Argolis, Greece. It is situated on a bay of the Argolic Gulf, 6 km south of Kranidi, 80 km southeast of Nafplio, 16 km from Ermioni and 30 min from Ydra. The beautiful island of Spetses also is located 5 km south of Portocheli by taking Costa’s boat. There are ferry connections from Portocheli to the islands of Hydra and Poros, and to Ermioni and Piraeus.
Porto Heli can also become your base of operations for other important ancient monuments in the area. Troizina and Epidaurus only 55 km far away, for instance, are two locations that will take you back in history and definetely must visit.
Some historical information…
The ancient city of Halieis (named Halike by Pausanias who had made a mention as a deserted city of “Alice“), excavated by Michael H. Jameson and is situated near Portocheli.
Halieis (town of fishermen), founded in the mid fifth century BC and destroyed 250 years later.
To visit it, however, you will need to love adventure, since the ruins are currently covered by shallow waters. On the frequent sunny days, the crystal clear waters will allow you to admire the ruins of the ancient town.
But if you really want to get familiar with them, you will have to acquire diving equipment and swim among the remains of history. Luckily there are various companies in Porto Heli that can help you experience something unique such as the underwater ruins.
Useful Transportation info
By Tube/Subway : You can use the train proastiakos – www.trainose.gr – from Athens International Airport to Korinthos. Then you have to take a cab – www.Athens.Cab – in order to arrive in Porto Heli.
Total approximately: 110€ – 140€
Time : 4 h
By Bus : You must take a bus from Athens International Airport to KTEL Kifissos which has the number Χ93 or taking a cab. Then KTEL Argolidas – www.ktelargolida.gr – will transfer you in Porto Heli.
Total approximately: 30€ /person
Time : 5 h
By Taxi/Car : From Athens International Airport you can either take a cab – www.Athens.Cab – to arrive Porto Heli or rent a car – www.helicars.gr -.
Total approximately : 300€ (cab) or 40€/day (renting a car)
Time : 2,5 – 3 h
By Boat : From the harbour of Piraeus – www.hsw.gr – there are daily at least 3 itineraries that cover the way to Porto Cheli with intermediate stations to the islands of Saronic Bay in 2.10 to 2.30 hours approximately depending on the stops on the island Spetses and Hydra.
Total approximately: 40€/person
Time : 2 h 20 m
By Travelling with Us : We can transfer you directly to Alice House nice and safe, always depending on the time you prefer 24h/day. After your arrival in Porto cheli you can rent a car for the days you will stay. Learn how by telling us how many persons you plan to visit our village and what time you would prefer to arrive in Porto Heli.
*** Contact with us and we will answer which option perfectly fits you so as not choose something that will costs you extra money ***