Porto Cheli

Porto Heli (Greek: Πόρτο Χέλι, also Porto Cheli) is a summer resort town in the municipality of Ermionida in the southeastern part of Argolis, Greece. It is situated on a bay of the Argolic Gulf, 6 km south of Kranidi and 40 km southeast of Nafplio. 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.[2] There is a small private airport, Porto Cheli Airport, south of the town.

Porto Heli
Πόρτο Χέλι
Porto Heli is located in Greece
Porto Heli
Porto Heli
Coordinates: 37°19.6′N 23°8.6′E / 37.3267°N 23.1433°E / 37.3267; 23.1433Coordinates: 37°19.6′N 23°8.6′E / 37.3267°N 23.1433°E / 37.3267; 23.1433
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArgolis
Municipal unitKranidi
5 m (16 ft)
 • Population2,133 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
210 61
Area code(s)27540
Vehicle registrationAP

The ancient city of Halieis (named Halike by Pausanias[3]), excavated by Michael H. Jameson, is situated near Porto Heli.[4]

The former King Constantine II of Greece lives with his wife, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, in Porto Cheli.[5]

The yacht marina within the bay has become a popular wintering port for pleasure vessels.[6]

Historical populationEdit

Year Population
1981 904
1991 1,234
2001 1,913
2011 2,133

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. ^ greek-islands-ferries.gr
  3. ^   Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Halieis". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
  4. ^ HALIEIS Argolid, Greece, entry in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites.
  5. ^ As his country faces collapse, the former monarch makes a dramatic choice.
  6. ^ *Watersteps round Europe Bill & Laurel Cooper - Adlard Coles Nautical - 1996 - ISBN 9780713646375

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