New Triton camping is a good starting point for excursions and cruises. There are many beautiful places and nearby villages such as Nafplio, Tolo, Candia, where you can eat or entertain.

You can organize tours and excursions to many classical destinations in  Argolis: the ancient theater of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Ancient Argos. Ancient Corinth and Nemea are also nearby. Of course you can visit the Acropolis of Athens in a two hours trip by car.

Everywhere you can find beautiful beaches with sand, gravel, pebbles or rocks, one for every taste.

We at New Triton camping will help you organize a tour to the most beautiful places of Antiquities. There are plenty things to discover and opportunities for wonderful memories and unforgettable vacation. 

Acient Asini

 

Kastraki or else the citadel of Ancient Asini at the beginning of the beach of Plaka, next to Tolo, a hill-cape of 52 meters and a length of 330 meters.

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From the 5th millennium BC until 600 AD the citadel was habited , the first reference in Assini made by Homer (B 560), indicating that Assini, Argos, Tiryns, Epidaurus and other cities of Argolis participated in the Trojan war with a large number of ships.

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The construction of ,surviving to the present day, walls of the Acropolis was in 300 BC by the King of Macedonia, Demetrius the Besieger. They have two main entrances - gates. The main gate is located north and east of the secondary. The wall was repaired during the Early Byzantine period, and during the second Venetian occupation. While during the Italian occupation, erected fortifications on the Acropolis.

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The life cycle of the Acropolis is directly interwoven with the surrounding area and especially the position "Hill Barbuda." There was a large Mycenaean cemetery. In the graves were found many offerings, fact which reinforces the view that Asini communicating with the cities of the Aegean, Crete and possibly Cyprus. The discovery of the Mycenaean era shipwrecks in Iria (area near Asini) confirms previous speculation.

                                                                             
The Late Geometric period (8th century BC) Asini flourished, developing trade with Athens, the Cyclades and southern Peloponnese. The next century begins to decline, which will last for centuries and its inhabitants to migrate to Asini of Messinia (Koroni). In the third century restarts a recovery period for Asini. The excavation efforts have revealed valuable findings of that era, such as tanks, houses, mill etc..

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The occupation of the Acropolis certainly continued until about the seventh century AD, and findings in the Lower City prove the existence of life these centuries.
At the archaeological excavations of Lower City there is a small chapel dedicated to the Virgin. 

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Finally, it should be noted that among other findings was a Mycenaean clay head which is called the "King of Asini." The statuette was the inspiration of Nobel laureate poet George Seferis for creating the poem, that made Asine known worldwide. 
“Ασίνην τε... Ασίνην τε...”

 

Epidaurus

Epidaurus ancient theater
Epidaurus is a historical region in the eastern part of the prefecture of Argolis. It is located at the foothills of Arachnaio, Korifaio and Tithio where, according to mythology, Asclepius was born. The strategic location of Epidaurus, but most importantly Asklipio, contributed so that the city experienced unprecedented growth. 


The name Epidaurus was given by its third lord "Epidaurus" son of Argos Evadnis. According to Homer, Epidaurus took part in the Trojan War and had as its leaders Podaleirio and Machaon, who were sons of Asclepius. 

Asklipipos
Famous throughout Greece was made because of Asklipieio , with the sanctuary of Asclepius that dominated the city since the end of the 5th century and the beginning of the fourth. In recent history, Epidaurus was unique symbol in the struggle during the Greek War of Independence with its two historic national assemblies.

 

The route from the campsite takes about 35 minutes.

 

 

 

Mycenae

 

Mycenae was an ancient city of Argolis near the mountain Tritos and opposite the Argolic gulf. First time mentioned in the works of Homer.Lions_Gate

Of the surviving ruins two are the most important ones.Royal funerary enclosures A and B were part of an extensive prehistoric cemetery on the hill west of the palace, from which the excavation (pit graves) derives the bulk of the surprising findings (most are golden and characterized for their wonderful art), the Treasury of Atreus (Tholos tomb), the domed tomb of Clytemnestra, the Lion Gate, the Royal palace, the temple, the North Gate and the underground tank.


Mycenae is a  UNESCO cultural heritage.

 

The route from the campsite takes about 45 minutes.

 

 

 

Nafplio

 

Nafplio is one of the most picturesque cities in the country, and was the first capital of the Greek state in the years 1828 to 1833.

Nafplio is known for Bourtzi, small Venetian fortress built on an islet in the harbor, the Palamidi, Venetian fortress that dominates the city, Akronafplia (Turkish Itch-Kale), another Venetian fortress on a peninsula of the same name, as and the place of the murder of John Kapodistrias.

According to Greek mythology, the city was founded by Nauplios and was fortified with Cyclopean walls. Archaeological findings prove the existence of the town since the Mycenaean years.

Nafplio is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. http://www.achaten-suisse.com/ It is only 11 km away from the "New Triton" camping. Fortunately graphic atmosphere of the city has not been affected by mass tourism. Nafplio is the perfect place for romantic walks and culinary delights.

Syntagma Square is paved with marble throughout. You can visit the Archaeological Museum of Nafplio housed in old Venetian Barracks, while next to it, it is the building of the old parliament.
 

 Nafplio by night mpourtzi nafplio_palamidi bavarian_lion Syntagmatos_square palamidi_night

 

The route from the campsite takes about 15 minutes.

 

 

Argos

 

Argos is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The importance of its culture is seen from the epics of Homer in which all Greeks called citizens of Argos. Maybe because all the royal houses of Greece come from Argos including House of Macedon.

Important monuments:

 Argos Larisa
The pyramid of Elliniko (apartment of the municipality of Argos). Dating to the late 4th century BC and there are several theories on the use that can be had (tomb, fortress, watchtower).

 


The ancient theater of Argos in its original form could accommodate 20,000 spectators and was used as a church in the municipality. The truly unique theater, part of which is carved into the rock, has not yet been restored from Archaeological service.
The ancient marketArgos ancient theater
Larisa (The Acropolis of ancient Argos)
The chambered tombs of the "Aspida"(=shield) hill  and more.

 

 

 

 The route from the campsite takes about 30 minutes.

 

 

Cruises

From Tolo there are organized cruises to the islands of Spetses, Hydra and Poro. From Nafplion there are cruises to Monemvasia and the Corinth Canal.

 

hydra_island  monemvasia  Spetses_island  isthmos_tis_korinthou  poros_island


 

In Drepano (5 minutes walk) there are bus services to the above destinations and a taxi service.