Argos, located in the Peloponnese and a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network, is considered by some the first city of Greece. It is allegedly the birthplace of Heracles and Perseus, divine heroes in Greek Mythology. Ideally situated in the fertile plain of Argolis, Argos was one of the most important strongholds of the Mycenaean Civilization. Since the first settlement of modern-day Argos in the 3rd millennium B.C., it has been continually inhabited and rebuilt in the same area.
Numerous ancient monuments can still be found in the city, including an ancient temple, the Heraion of Argos; an Ancient theatre, built in the 3rd century B.C.; an Ancient Agora, which developed in the 6th century B.C.; and the Larissa castle, built during the prehistoric time. The Archaeological Museum of Argos is also one of the city’s key attractions.