Coming from Nafplio, Argos or from Athens and as we have crossed a lot of the coastline of the Argolic bay, before reaching Paralio Astros we see the beach which is 4 km long. The first beach we meet is the beach of the Old Inn (Paliohano-Παλιόχανο). It took its name from the stone building with the arch and the loopholes around it. It is estimated that it was built in 1660 and it is said that it was an inn, a place where the travellers and their animals stopped to get some rest.
|The Beach of Old Inn|
After the beach Kallisto, there is Portes beach which took its name from the area "Portes" of Meligou. It is a very long beach and there are equipped canteens and stores and a lifeguard tower. The waters are deeper and cooler and you can also find sand areas after the camping. You can also see a small stone harbour where, according to the legend, Paris met the beautiful Helen. But in fact these are the walls of a small river which flowed into the sea. You can also see the gates which are buried into the sand.
If you walk a bit farther you can try nudism, as it is unofficially a nude beach, so do not be surprised.