Argolis: a Crossroads of Civilizations

The last section showcases, through the display of their respective tangible and intangible cultural remains, the different cultural groups that settled in the area from the early Middle Ages to the modern times.

Much like the entire empire, Argolis was a theatre of encounter, conflict, coexistence, assimilation and integration of foreign cultures into the predominantly Greek cultural background ever since the Early Byzantine period. During the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine years, the Argolic basin witnessed Slavs, Franks, Venetians, Arvanites and Ottomans coming in either as migrants or as conquerors. Thus, the Greek civilization of Argolis was enriched with their monuments, everyday objects and intangible remains, be it language, customs or place-names.