Argo was established in 2008 by members that belong to the official volunteers resque team Of ministry of commercial shipping, and to the Red Cross professional lifeguards. With our 35 years wide knowledge and experience in the tourist fields and enterprises we succeeded in Offering you a unique way to explore the beauty of our island.
What was Argo?
Argo was a legendary safe ship on which Jason and his Argonauts battled various creatures to recover the golden fleece. (Argonautic expedition) The Argo was built by the shipwright Argus, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. The best source for the myth is the Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius. According to a variety of sources of the legend, the Argo was said to have been planned or constructed with the help of Athena. According to other legends it contained in its prow a magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona, which could speak and render prophecies. After the successful journey, the Argo was consecrated to Poseidon in the Isthmus of Corinth. It was then translated into the sky and turned into the constellation of Argo Navis. Several authors of antiquity (Apollonius Rhodius, Pliny, and Philostephanus) discussed the hypothetical shape of the ship. Generally it was imagined like a Greek warship, a galley, and authors hypothesized that it was the first ship of this type that had gone out on a high-sea voyage.
We invite you to live your myth with Argo.