The resort of Porto Heli is located on the eastern coastline of The Peloponnese in Greece. The resort is about a two and a half hour drive from Athens.
Porto Heli has a natural harbour which overlooks the Saronic Gulf and is close to lots of really nice beaches, including those at Ververoda, Hinitsa and Maistraki. These excellent beaches offer all kinds of watersports, including swimming, snorkelling, boating, windsurfing and water-skiing.
The resort offers plenty of restaurants and tavernas serving local and international cuisine, cafes, bars, nightclubs, open air cinemas, shops and boutiques. For children there is a large funfair and the Nemo fun park complete with sports facilities, bouncy castles and amusements.
With plenty of historical sites in the area visitors can spend many days out
sightseeing. Great excursions include visits to Epidauros which has an amphitheatre and shrine dedicated to Ascelepios (the Greek God of healing), the quaint fishing village of Ermioni and the ruins of Halieis which are just a short walk from the resort. Halieis was a city here over 2500 years ago and you can still make out parts of the homes, the baths and olive press which were all part of the city.
The nearby islands of Spetses, Hydra and Poros can be reached by ferry or water taxi, making an enjoyable day out for the whole family. The island of Monemvasia is steeped in history, with more than 30 Byzantine churches for visitors to explore.
Porto Heli enjoys long hot summers and cool wet winters with plenty of sunshine all year round. Temperatures peak at around 33C in July and August with up to 12 hours of sunshine a day. Winter temperatures drop to around 14C with around 6 hours of sunshine a day.
The facilities at the resort attract families who take advantage of the many summer holiday packages to Greece which are on offer throughout the internet.
Spring is the best time to take one of the last minute holiday deals as the weather is just right for exploring the beautiful countryside, sightseeing and taking part in the outdoor pursuits on offer here in Porto Heli.