You can use Dardiza Boutique Hotel as your starting point to explore the wider area of Argolis, either by car to visit the surrounding villages or archaeological sites, or by boat to get to know the nearby islands of the Argosaronic gulf.
The green pine-forested peninsula in Bisti at the edge of Ermioni, with the restored whitewashed mill, the old castle of the city, the ruins of the ancient temples of Athena and Poseidon, the remains of the "cyclopean walls" mainly on the north side, as well as the remains from the purple clothe-paint processing laboratories, is an ideal place for walking during the whole year. In summer months, you can swim in one of the small beaches with crystal clear waters that surrounds it.
Church of the Holy Taxiarchs
The Metropolitan Church of Ermioni, a historic church dating back to the 15th or 17th century, is built on the site of the ancient temple of Chthonia Demeter. An ancient worship tradition resurfaces through Christian worship. From Chthonia Dimitra, that is, the deity of the subordinate forces, we are transferred to the "psychophobic" Taxiarchs of the Christian tradition. The temple belongs to the Byzantine type "of the composite four-signed cross-temple with dome" and is historically linked to the inauguration of the plenipotentiary fighters of the Third National Assembly of 11 February 1827.
The Monastery of the Avgo in Didyma.
The Holy Monastery of Agios Dimitrios (Avgo Monastery) is 20 km away, about northwest of the town of Dydima. It belongs to the medieval antiquities of the place. Its dating remains unknown, however there are wall paintings of Saints and architectural elements of the 11th century. It has been rebuilt on a steep side of the Gemini mountain range, wedged in the rocks. Today the Monastery has no monks even though there are cells. It mainly functions on the Sabbath of the 1st Week of the Feastings at the Feast of Saints Theodorous and sometimes on October 26 at the feast of St. Demetrius.
Cave is located on the northern coast of the Gulf of Kilada Valley in Argolis in Peloponnese. It is one of the most important caves in Europe and definitely in the Eastern Mediterranean. Right next to it, you can find the first prehistorical site of the Mediterranean, in which people lived in and which is 1 meter below sea level.
The beach of Dardiza
Within 3,5 km from Ermioni in the village of Dardiza, on the peripheral road to Trizina, you meet two beaches with fine pebbles. The first is a long beach and busy in the summer, unlike the second one (at a 0.5 km distance from the first one), for those who prefer the tranquility.
Ancient Theater of Epidaurus
One of Unesco heritage sites, the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, is one of the greatest archaeological sites of the area. It impresses the visitors for its architecture and it's exceptional acoustics, since the sound reaches up to the last stands. Don't miss visiting its museum or the Asclepeion, the most visited healing center of the Classical world, where people went in the hope of being cured. You can also visit the town of Ancient Epidaurus with its small theatre.
Archaeological site of Mycenae
Mycenae was the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon and is considered to be the most important and richest palace of the Late Bronze Age in Greece, near the mountain of Trentos and across the Argolic Gulf. The archaeological site of Mycenae is about 90 km from our hotel, and is located in the northeastern Peloponnese near the town of Argos. The Cyclopean walls, the Lion gate and Agamemnon's tomb are still preserved.
Palamidi is a fortress in Nafplio, built in 1687 by the Venetians, after the occupation of the hill in which it is located after a fierce battle with the Ottomans during the Venetian-Turkish War. The hill on which it is located has a height of 216 meters and the ascent to Palamidi is done either by a road or by a staircase with many steps (referred to as 999 steps).