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Argolis

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Country  Greece
Region  Peloponnese

Area  2,154 km2
Capital  Nafplio
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Destinations  Nafplio, Argos, Epidaurus, Ermioni, Ermionida
Points of interest  Palamidi, Bourtzi, Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus, The Great Theatre of Epidaurus

Map of Argolis

Argolis or the Argolid (Greek: Αργολίδα Argolída, [arɣoˈliða]; Ἀργολίς Argolís in ancient Greek and Katharevousa) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Peloponnese, situated in the eastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula and part of the tripoint area of Argolis, Arcadia and Corinthia. Much of the territory of this region is situated in the Argolid Peninsula.

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Ancient argos and argolis theatre


Geography

Most arable land lies in the central part of Argolis. Its primary agricultural resources are oranges and olives. Argolis has a coastline on the Saronic Gulf in the northeast and on the Argolic Gulf in the south and southeast. Notable mountains ranges are the Oligyrtos in the northwest, Lyrkeio and Ktenia in the west, and Arachnaio and Didymo in the east.

Argolis has land borders with Arcadia to the west and southwest, Corinthia to the north, and the Islands regional unit (Troezen area) to the east. Ancient Argolis included Troezen.

History

Parts of the history of the area can be found in the articles on Argos, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nafplio, Troezen, Ermioni, Kranidi, and Tolo.

Modern history

From 1833 to 1899, Argolis was part of Argolidocorinthia, which included present Corinthia, Hydra, Spetses and Kythira. It joined Corinthia to form Argolidocorinthia again in 1909. Forty years later, in 1949, Argolis was finally separated from Corinthia.

Administration

The regional unit Argolis is subdivided into 4 municipalities. These are (number as in the map in the infobox):

  • Argos-Mykines (2)
  • Epidaurus (Epidavros, 3)
  • Ermionida (4)
  • Nafplio (1)
  • Prefecture

    As a part of the 2011 Kallikratis government reform, the regional unit Argolis was created out of the former prefecture Argolis (Greek: Νομός Αργολίδας). The prefecture had the same territory as the present regional unit. At the same time, the municipalities were reorganised, according to the table below.

    Provinces

    The provinces of Argolis were:

  • Argos Province – Argos
  • Ermionida Province – Kranidi
  • Nafplia Province – Nafplio
  • Transport

    The area is connected by highways:

  • E65 (northwest)
  • Greek National Road 7
  • Greek National Road 70 (east)
  • Newspapers

  • Argeiakon Bima – Argos
  • Ta Nea tis Argolidos – Nafplio
  • Radio

  • Argaiki Radiofonia – Argos
  • Argos Radio Deejay – Argos – 96.2 FM
  • Cool FM – Argos, Kefalari – 90.7 FM
  • Dimotiko Radiofoniou Nafpliou – Nafplio
  • Radio Argolida – Nafplio – 90.2 FM
  • Radio Ermionida – Ermioni
  • Radio Kranidi – Kranidi
  • Style 89.6 – Argos – 89.6 FM
  • Television

  • Max TV
  • References

    Argolis Wikipedia


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