This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Portokheli.
The seaside town of Porto Cheli is located along a horseshoe bay on the eastern side of the Argolid Peninsula, surrounded by thick forests of pine trees and excellent views across the strait to Hydra and Spetsai. This destination has become a popular summer resort town, attracting visitors from within Greece and abroad.
Vacation rentals, hotels, and hostels are tucked within the trees, giving visitors to this Mediterranean paradise the unique experience of staying in the Greek countryside. Budget travelers will love having the option to stay in a hostel, and tourists looking to spend a little more for the privacy and luxury of a more exclusive resort can still find plenty of options in Porto Cheli.
Walking up and down the expansive coastline in Porto Cheli reveals a wide variety of taverns, bars, and restaurants to choose from. Dining experiences at this seaside resort community range from international cuisine catered to the many tourists who frequent the area to traditional Greek dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Eating out in Porto Cheli is a great way for visitors to experience the Mediterranean lifestyle that residents of this coastal town enjoy each day.
Families flock to Porto Cheli each summer to take advantage of the area’s beautiful beaches – either to relax in the sand and enjoy a dip in the warm water, or participate in a number of exciting watersports activities, including windsurfing, diving, and sailing.
The town boasts a small private airport, but travelers can fly into Athens and take a ferry to Porto Cheli, or rent a car to explore more of this beautiful Mediterranean peninsula. With ancient Epidaurus, Nafplion, Poros, Mycenae, and Ermioni just hours away, staying in a hostel or hotel in Porto Cheli gives tourists plenty of opportunities to visit popular destinations throughout this picturesque part of Greece.
Written by local enthusiast for Portokheli hostelsJakob Lombardi