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, 7 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 was a small private airport, Porto Cheli Airport, south of the town, but it's closed since 2004 and now the land was sold.

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; 23.1433
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArgolis
Municipal unitKranidi
5 m (16 ft)
 • Population2,133 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
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 lived with his wife, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, in Porto Cheli.[5] They owned a villa in Porto Heli, sold in 2022 and relocated to Athens.[6]

The yacht marina within the bay has become a popular wintering port for pleasure vessels.[7]

Historical population edit

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

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References edit

  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. ^ "Τέως Βασιλιάς Κωνσταντίνος: Παραμένει στο Πόρτο Χέλι μετά την πώληση του «παλατιού» του - Η πολυτελής κατοικία που νοίκιασε". TLIFE (in Greek). 2022-05-19. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  7. ^ *Watersteps round Europe Bill & Laurel Cooper - Adlard Coles Nautical - 1996 - ISBN 9780713646375

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