Porto Cheli

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Porto Heli
Πορτοχέλι
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
Country Greece
Administrative region Peloponnese
Regional unit Argolis
Municipality Ermionida
Municipal unit Kranidi
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Community[1]
 • Population 2,133 (2011)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 210 61
Area code(s) 27540
Vehicle registration AP

Porto Heli (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 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.

The luxury resort Amanzoe, an Aman Resorts property, is a few miles outside of Porto Cheli[3].

The ancient city of Halieis (named Halike by Pausanias[4]), excavated by Michael H. Jameson, is situated near Porto Heli.[5]

The former King Constantine II of Greece lives with his wife the Queen Anne-Marie of Greece in Porto Cheli.[6]

Historical population[edit]

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

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