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.
From Athens the trip is about 1 hour and 40 minutes by car (138 km), and from Nafplio about 15 minutes (11 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.
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.
- 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.
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.