Porto Heli is a seaside village known as one of the most popular summer destinations. It is located at the eastern part of Peloponnese and has a large port that serves a great amount of sailing boats and private yachts that visit the area. Celebrities from all over the world tend to visit this place which offers a great amount of choices in terms of accommodation. In this place you will enjoy the crystal water of the nearby beaches, the fresh fish, the nightlife and the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Near the natural harbor of Porto Heli exist even today the ruins of the sunken Ancient city of Alieon. If you are in mood for snorkeling you will see the ruins of the ancient sanctuaries. This ancient city was built in 468BC and participated in many battles that took place during the Peloponnesian War. The city was eventually destroyed in 303BC. Fishing was the main activity of this ancient city. The famous natural dye “Tyrian purple” was the main exportable product of the area and was used for the coloring of the royal clothing.
Until 1970 Porto Heli was mainly a secluded fishing village. Many Athenians started to build their vacations houses in the area and gradually rich people started investing on the area.