Nafplion is among the most beautiful towns in mainland Greece. Only 2 hours drive from Athens, Nafplion town has an intense Medieval atmosphere. A walk around the narrow paved streets of the Old Town is like a trip to the past. On top of a hill above Nafplion, there is the strong fortress of Palamidi with amazing view to the sea. At the entrance of the port, there is a small islet with a fortress that used to protect the town from naval attacks. Nafplion Greece is a popular weekend destination all year round, while its lovely beach resorts make it a great place for summer holidays, too. Tolo is the most popular summer resort close to the town, with a long sandy beach and relaxing atmosphere.
Nafplion is among the most romantic towns in Greece, geographically located on the eastern side of Peloponnese. With intense Medieval style and only 2 hours drive from Athens, this is a popular weekend destination. The Old Town is a marvel to walk around with elegant mansions and large squares, while on the hill above the Old Town is a strong fortress dating from the Venetian ages. Many lovely beaches are found in the region to enjoy summer holidays in Nafplion. The most popular tourist place in close distance is Tolo.
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Nafplion is a beautiful town in eastern Peloponnese in mailand Greece, only 2 hours drive and close to important archaeological sites, such as Mycenae and Epidaurus. It was among the first towns to set free during the Greek War of Independence. This was also the first capital of Independent Greece. That is why many historical sights can be seen in the town, including Palamidi Fortress and Bourtzi Castle.
Apart from interesting sights, many nice beaches are found in the region to enjoy long days at the beach during your holidays in Nafplion. These beaches have nice seaside studios and delicious restaurants. Tolo is the most popular tourist resort of Nafplion Greece, while other beautiful places are Nea Kios and Kandia.
A good variety of accommodations can be found in Nafplion Greece. Luxury hotels and romantic suites in restored Venetian mansions are scattered all around the Old Town, while more modern hotels, charming guesthouses and budget apartments are found in the New Town. Luxurious hotels with upscale facilities are found in the peninsula of Akronafplia, only a short walk from the port. The nearby beach resort of Tolo also offers many seaside hotels and self-catering apartments, ideal for summer holidays in Greece.
Frequent boats depart from the port of Nafplion and go to the small islet of Bourtzi at the entrance of the port. This islet has a strong castle on top and offers nice view to the town, across the sea.