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Argos

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Argos (Greek: Ἄργος) is a town in the Peloponnese, Greece. It's one of the most ancient settlements in Europe still inhabited.

Understand[edit]

Larissa castle

Argos is the seat of the municipality of Argos-Mykines and the largest city of the Argolis regional unit, with about 22,200 population. The emblem from the ancient times is the wolf.

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By car[edit]

From Athens the trip is about 1 hour and 40 minutes by car (138 km). There are two public parking areas near the town centre, which can be found by following the signs while entering the town. One is at Emmanouil Rousou street (behind Dimokratias square) and the other is at Agiou Konstantinou street.

By bus[edit]

One can visit the place by using a long-distance KTEL bus from Athens or via the Isthmos Bus Terminal of Corinth, if coming from Patra. There's also the local KTEL bus from Nafplio, for €1.6.

By train[edit]

Since January 2011, train services to Argos were suspended and it is unclear when they will return. Work is underway to make this happen in 2022. The nearest city with passenger services is Corinth.

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Cathedral of Argos
  • The archeological sites of ancient Argos, which include an ancient theatre.
  • Town's monastery of Panagia Katakekrymeni.
  • The medieval Larissa castle over the town, accessible from the hill's west side.

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The most activity goes around the town centre, which is the two big squares of Saint Peter, with the church on it and Dimokratias, with the flea market every Wednesday and Saturday. Another known part of the centre is the pedestrian roads ("pezodromoi" as called in Greek), which are the streets of Eleftheriou Venizelou, Panagi Tsaldari and Mihail Stamou.

Most shops, cafes and restaurants are nearby the town centre. Around there are also the Archeological Museum of Argos (closed due to renovations as of March 2021) and the Byzantine Museum of Argolida within the Kapodistrias Barracks.

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Nearby known locations are Nafplio to the southeast, the archeological site of Tiryns towards Nafplio, the archeological site of Mycenae to the north and the pyramid of Elliniko to the southwest.


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