Nafpaktos Architecture

Nafpaktos architecture
About the architecture of Nafpaktos, Greece

Nafpaktos is a historical and picturesque town built amphitheatrically on the sides of the hill, between Delphi and Messolongi facing the northern coast of Peloponnese. The old town encircled by the strong walls has retained its unique character with traditional details, even at the modern structures made of concrete. In other words, Nafpaktos owns all the features of a picturesque town, abundant forests, natural springs, age-old plane trees, clean waters, flourishing gardens, a beautiful fortified port which is the smallest in the Mediterranean and the strong castle witnessing the Venetians strong presence among other conquerors that attracted the town.

Strolling through the cobbled streets of the traditional town is a unique journey in the historical periods of Nafpaktos. The stunning architecture of Nafpaktos is revealed in the Old Town with some splendid residencies with Venetian architectural elements. A fine collection of well-maintained two-storied houses, neoclassical buildings and urban houses can be seen in the heart of the town like the Municipal Library. One of the highlights of Nafpaktos Greece is the Venetian fortress built on top of the town among other ancient fortifications. Of high interest is also the Tower of Botsaris, a fine example of medieval architecture that consists of two well-maintained towers.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.

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Sometimes, the images just happen, or appear when you least expect them.

The history of the place:
We're in Nafpaktos - a small town in the bay of Patras. If you are interested in history, this is the site of the famous battle of Lepanto from 1571 (where Cervantes lost one arm and the Ottoman empire - the dominance in the Mediterranean Sea). The main target for photos is the Rio - Antirio bridge which lincks Peloponnese to the mainland.(you can see in the distance).

Problem 1: turns out that the bridge is lit up on HOLIDAYS ONLY (each time I ask, each time they tell me and each time I forget).

Problem 2: a thunderstorm that can blow your mind away (a shame that at that moment I didn't know how to photograph them, buuuut, another time).

The story of the shot:
This morning before leaving the hotel my mother and I go for souvenirs. I stop to snap at least what can be seen from the bridge (because it's still raining). Then I saw this child - fishing with his father and he seemed very enthusiastic, despite the rain. In Greece - it's like this - the child is introduced to the trade of the parents the moment when he/she could walk. As was this little fisherman. Father pulled away for a few seconds and shot this moment.
Nafpaktos Town port
Nafpaktos Town port
Nafpaktos Port
Nafpaktos Statue of Cervantes
Nafpaktos Venetian Castle