Porto Heli, Greece

Porto Heli lies 200 km away from Athens and the Eleftherios International Airport. The usual time to reach Porto Heli is 2,5 hours. Porto Heli is regularly serviced by fast Catamaran boats from Pireus port.

How to get there

Porto Heli is a cosmopolitan summer resort town in the municipality of Ermionida in the southeastern part of Argolis Prefecture in Peloponnese.

It is situated on a bay of the Argolic Gulf, 6 km south of Kranidi, 85 km southeast of Nafplio and 172 km from Athens.

The island of Spetses is located 6 km south of Porto Heli.

There are ferry connections from Porto Heli to the islands of Spetses, Hydra and Poros, and to Ermioni and Piraeus.

There is a small private airport, Porto Heli Airport, south of the town. Flying Dolphins depart from Piraeus and reach Porto Heli in two hours.

What we love the most

There are many beaches and coves around Porto Heli offering nice relaxing moments.

You can find both small coves with rocky sea beds and long, sandy beaches.

Some of the beaches are organized and have water sports clubs, sun beds, umbrellas and hotels, while others are rather isolate, perfect for couples and families. All beaches are gifted with crystal waters.

The location is convenient for road trips to Ancient Epidaurus, Poros, Ermioni, Mycenae and Nafplion.

From the small port of Costa close to Porto Heli, there are very frequent boats to Spetses island. From Porto Heli is worth visiting the Ververonda lagoon, the tower of Elli, the Didimus caves, the monasteries of Aygou and Agioi Anargyroi and the ancient city of Halieis (named Halike by Pausanias) from which Porto Heli took it name.

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