Argolis is full of Mycenean monuments, as the area was the heart of the Mycenean civilization. Among others, there are at least five Mycenean bridges scattered all over the place.
On the road from Epidavros to Nafplion, there are at least two of these bridges one can visit.
i. The first one is called the Arcadian Bridge, also known as bridge of Kazarma, and it is located near the village Arkadiko, on Asklipiou Avenue. Asklipiou avenue is the local road that runs parallel to the main road N70 and passes through Ligourio and Arkadiko villages. The bridge can be easily seen by a road bend just one kilometer before Asklipiou avenue meets N70.
This bridge is considered as the oldest preserved bridge in Europe and the oldest single-arch bridge still in use today. The bridge was built by the Mycenaeans in the 13th or 14th century BC and was part of the road network. The bridge is made of giant boulders, characteristic of Mycenaean cyclopean structures. Its length is 22 meters, its width 5.6 meters and its height 4 meters.
Note: The story says that when the single European currency introduced (euro) and they had to design the paper notes (which are common throughout the Eurozone), they decided on one side of them to depict European bridges (as a symbol of the European integrity... you see EU was supposed to build bridges among peoples): the one with the lowest value (5euro note) should have the oldest bridge on and as the value of the note increases it should have newer bridges on them. The note with the highest value (500euro note) depicts a modern bridge. As "stupid Franks” do not know much about history (actually they believe European history starts with Charlemagne on the 9th century AD), they put a roman bridge on the 5euro note instead a Mycenean bridge. Let’s hope when they introduce the 1euro note (there are thought about this) they restore the truth.
ii. The second bridge is located further west on N70. One has to be alert to be able to see the “Mycenean Bridge” sign on N70 and to cautiously stop on the N70 itself, as there is no dedicated parking area. Then, walk for about 1,2 km up a trail called “Mycenean Trail”. The trail is not clear of vegetation and can hardly be seen. It is supposed to exist two bridges there: Bridge A & Bridge B. I managed to find just one of these two.