Next to the village of Agia Triada (being up to the creation of new Kallikaratous municipality, seat of the previous municipality of Midea) and just 10 kilometers from Nafplio lies the village of Poulakida. A large village of 750 inhabitants, according to the 2001 census, was built at the foot of a pine-clad hill of St Paraskevi.

                                                                             Church of St.Paraskevi

The villagers are mainly engaged in agriculture (vegetables and citrus) and trade. A large percentage of residents in Poulakida have, for many years, engaged with trade in public markets produced in the Argolida's plain products.

In the village, it is worth walking or driving to St Paraskevi. The view of the Argolida's plain from this location is excellent. In honor of St Paraskevi, annually on the 25th of July, a traditionally festival takes place. In the central square of the village the visitor will meet the church St. Demetrius.

Finally, two other temples are located in Poulakida, Saint Raphael and Saint Nicholas (which has been declared a protected monument and presents architectural and historical interest). More on the Church of St. Nicholas can be found in section "Archaeological Sites - Points of Interest".

It is worth visiting Poulakida at the period of Carnival, when traditional customs of Carnival accompanied by dancing revivals and celebrations in the small village square.

     poulakida2                Central Square of Poulakida

Ένα συμβάν, χαραγμένο στη μνήμη των κατοίκων του χωριού, είναι η σύγκρουση και πτώση δύο μαχητικών αεροπλάνων πάνω από το χωριό στις 11 Μαρτίου του 1956. Τα φλεγόμενα συντρίμμια κατέπεσαν στο κέντρο του χωριού χωρίς όμως τον παραμικρό τραυματισμό των κατοίκων του. Αυτό θεωρήθηκε θεία παρέμβαση και για το λόγο αυτό κάθε χρόνο, ως ανάμνηση του γεγονότος, πραγματοποιείται στο χωριό λιτάνευση με περιφορά.

Στην Πουλακίδα λειτουργεί Βρεφονηπιακός Σταθμός, Νηπιαγωγείο και Αγγελοπούλειο Δημοτικό Σχολείο, ενώ το Κουτσοπούλειο Ίδρυμα χορηγεί τακτικά υποτροφίες εκπαίδευσης.

Σημαντική τέλος δράση έχει ο Πολιτιστικός Σύλλογος Πουλακίδας, αλλά και ο Συνεταιρισμός Πώλησης Αγροτικών Προϊόντων.

One incident remembered by residents of the village, is the conflict and drop of two fighter aircrafts over the village on March 11, 1956. The flaming debris fell in the centre of the village without the slightest injury to residents. This was considered as divine intervention and for this reason every year, as a remembrance of the event, in the village procession a service, a religious service of the kind commemorates the event.

In Poulakida, nurseries, Angelopouleio Nursery and Primary School operate, while Koutsopouleio Foundation awards regularly scholarships of education.

Finally, the Cultural Association of Poulakida and the Cooperative of Selling Agricultural Products are demonstrating important action.

Central Square Poulakida
(Lat: 37.65083488440197, Long: 22.815122008294452)
                                                                   Church of Saint Raphael