Porto Cheli

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Portocheli
Πορτοχέλι
Location
Portocheli is located in Greece
Portocheli
Portocheli
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
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Peloponnese
Regional unit: Argolis
Municipality: Ermionida
Municipal unit: Kranidi
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Community
 - Population: 2,133
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 5 m (16 ft)
Postal code: 210 61
Telephone: 27540
Auto: AP

Portocheli (Greek: Πορτοχέλι, 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 Portocheli. There are ferry connections from Portocheli 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.

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

Historical population[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  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.

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