Porto Cheli

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Port Cheli, also Portocheli, Portoheli, Porto Heli (Greek: Πορτο Χέλι or Πορτοχέλι), is a village in the municipality of Kranidi, located near ancient Halieis. It is the southernmost community of the Argolis prefecture. It is accessed by only one major road connecting it to the rest of Argolis. The island of Spetses is located almost directly due south of Porto cheli.

Nearest places

The rest of the area is surrounded by the Argolic Gulf.


  • Location:
    • Latitude: 37.325 (37°19'34') N
    • Longitude: 23.11 (23°8'33) E
  • Postal code: 213 00
  • Elevation: 6 m and sea level
  • Dialing code: +11+30-27540 (030-27540)-2, 51 through 57

Historical population

Year Communal population Change
1981 904 -
1991 1,234 330/36.50%

Port Cheli has a school, a church, a post office, a port, and a square (plateia). It also has a beach in Agios Aimilianos and Ververonta, some hotels and campgrounds. A small harbor is situated South of Porto Cheli. The name of the place means the Bay of the Eels. A crater is not far from Porto Cheli.

The airport of Porto Cheli is located slightly north and is privately-owned. The airport is not paved and the length of the runway is only about 700 m. The airport code is PKH and the other is LGHL.

Fishing used to be the dominant industry until the mid to late 20th century.

The ancient city of Halieis (also Alici of Aliki) is situated in the southern end of the Argolic Peninsula.

The 116th Astronomical Unit Symposium took place at Porto Cheli in 1986.

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