Nafpaktos Villages

Nafpaktos villages

Nafpaktos is a picturesque town with strong Medieval sense. The old port, the elegant mansions and the Venetian Castle give a nice view to this small seaside town. The mountains in the inland of Nafpaktos also keep their traditional style.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Nafpaktos villages, you can also find information about the best beaches.

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Guide to 4 villages

Discover our guide to 4 Nafpaktos villages. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Nafpaktos. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Location: In western Greece
Description: The picturesque town of Nafpaktos is mostly famous for its Venetian Castle and the nice port. This town is a nice base for excursions and gradually develops tourism, keeping its authentic character.

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Location: 12 km east of Nafpaktos
Description: A picturesque seaside village with many nice beaches to swim in the surrounding area.

Location: 6 km north of Nafpaktos
Description: This is a nice mountainous village in close distance to Nafpaktos. Many beautiful monasteries are found in the area.

Location: 9 km west of Nafpaktos
Description: A small village with traditional architecture, Platanitis is located between Nafpaktos and Antirrio.

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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