Nafplion Sightseeing

Nafplion sightseeing
Sightseeing: 11 things to see in Nafplion, Greece

Popular mostly as a weekend destination from Athens, Nafplion is a lovely town of Peloponnese with Medieval vibe. With the strong Palamidi Fortress overlooking it, the Old Town of Nafplion bursts with narrow alleys, tall houses and lovely squares. A visit to Palamidi is a must thing to do in Nafplion, while a very interesting sightseeing is also Bourtzi Fortress, accessible by boat from the port. In close distance to the town are nice beaches, such as Karathonas and Tolo. At a distance of 20 min drive is also the Archaeological Site of Mycenae.

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In this section, you can see the best Nafplion Sightseeing but also things to see by location.
You can also view all things to see in Nafplion by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches.

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Best Sightseeing

By location:
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Located on a hill above Nafplion, the strong fortress of Palamidi was first built by the Venetians and reinforced by the Turks. It protected the town in times of war. It is seen from every spot of the city.

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The islet of Bourtzi stands at the entrance of the port and has a strong fortress on it. It can be visited by boat from the port of Nafplion.

Location: Town
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This is the centre where Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, was shot and killed, while he was entering the church to attend the Holy Mass. In fact, the round shape of the bullet can still be seen in the door of the church.

Best villages

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Location: 150 km south west of Athens, in Argolida prefecture
Description: A picturesque town with elegant architecture, Nafplion is a popular summer destination. It has two Venetian castles, Palamidi and Bourtzi, and many nice beaches surround the town.

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Location: 10 km south east of Nafplion
Description: Tolo is the most popular and tourist developed village of Nafplion. It has plenty of tourist facilities in the area. Daily cruise ships leave from its port with destinations to the Saronic islands and Movemvasia.

Best beaches

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Location: 10 km south east of Nafplion
Description: This is the main beach in Tolo, a popular beach resort south of Nafplion. It has soft sand, crystal water and many watersports centres along the coastline.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports

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