Although it is not famous to foreign tourists, Nafpaktos is among the most picturesque places in mainland Greece. With an intense Medieval character, Nafpaktos Greece charms visitors with the small Venetian port, the relaxing beaches and the green surroundings. The port is the most picturesque spot of the town. A long clean beach starts from the port and extends for long. On the hill above the town, there is a strong Venetian Castle with great view to the sea and the opposite coasts of Peloponnese. At the port, you will see a statue of Cervantes who lost his arm in a naval fight off Nafpkatos in the Medieval times. Its location is convenient for road trips to Delphi, Olympia, Mesolongi and the many seaside villages of the region.
Located on the western side of the country, Nafpaktos is among the most picturesque towns in Greece. It has an intense Medieval style and a relaxing atmosphere. The small port of Nafpaktos charms visitors at first sight, while a large Venetian Castle dominates on the hill above the town. In the sea region of Nafpaktos was where the historical battle of Lepanto took place in 1571. Holidays in Nafpaktos will give you the chance to make roads trips to nice regions, like Mesolongi, Patra, Olympia, Delphi and Lake Trihonida.
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Nafpaktos is a picturesque town in Sterea, mainland Greece, opposite the northern coasts of Peloponnese. The architecture of Nafpaktos has a intense Medieval feeling. On a hill above the town, there is a strong Venetian Castle that protected the region from enemy attacks. The port of Nafpaktos Greece was surrounded by walls and towers that survive till today, making it a special place.
In the mountains around Nafpaktos town, there are many monasteries, some dating from the Byzantine times. The beaches around are long and clean, providing beautiful places to relax. Psani and Chiliadou are nice coasts with cafeterias and restaurants, while Gribovo is a lovely place for promenade under large plane trees. They have cozy places to stay during your holidays in Nafpaktos.
Nice accommodation is found in Nafpaktos town. Most hotels are concentrated in the beach places of Psani and Gribovo, only a short walk from the city centre. Star hotels and romantic suites are situated conveniently close to the sea and the tourist facilities of the town. Traditional guesthouses, budget hotels, and simple studios also line up the main beach road from Nafpaktos until Antirio. More quiet studios are found in Hiliadou beach, Monastiraki and Platanitis.