Nafplio

Spend an afternoon and a morning in Nafplion town. Modern architecture hasn’t spoiled the old town of Nafplion, which is a feast for the eye. Nafplion was the capital of the liberated Greek state, after the island of Aegina but before Athens, in the early 1830s. Here, is the first residential palace for the young Bavarian Prince, Otto, the first king of the new country after the revolution against the Turks. The old town is beautiful, with old mansions and paved roads. The two fortresses, the Palamidi and the Akronafplia, played a key role during the war of independence. Frankish, Venetian and Turkish conquerors left their signature in the town and strongly influenced its culture, architecture and traditions during the years of occupation. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman fountains, Venetian and neoclassical buildings attract the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty. Many restaurants, traditional Greek tavernas, cafeterias, souvenir and other fashion shops make your stay an enjoyable one.

SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS:
* The most romantic town in Greece
* The Unesco sites: Tirintha, Mykines, Epidavros (and Mystras)
* Beaches, everywhere
* Walks, short and long
* Nafplio’s three castles: Palamidi, Bourtzi, Acronafplia
* Shop ’till you drop
* Caves: Didima and Franchthi
* Wine and an ancient “Olympic” stadium
* … and the best Greek food