Introduction & General Information

Nafplion Greece is a captivating Greek town on the Peloponnesian coast. The town dates back to antiquity and this is why this historic town is thronged with tourists, who come here to catch a glimpse of the age-old relics that are testaments to its rich cultural past.

The town itself is like a museum preserving the timeless minarets dating back to the Neolithic period. The cobbled, meandering lanes that crisscross this quaint town also leads tourists to small cafes, inns, and taverns offering mouthwatering local cuisines.

The city is a major tourist attraction and hence tourism infrastructure is well organized. Moreover, several museums in the town display the artifacts used by the people who inhabited this area from the Neolithic period. The enthralling traditional festivals of this town attract people not only from the surrounding area but also tourists from all over the world.

The town is not only known to the world because of its significance as a center of a grandiose civilization but also because of its panoramic delights of the picturesque coasts and the stunning beaches. The city is surrounded by small pristine villages, archeological sites and imposing fortresses dating back to the Byzantine Era.

Elements of Venetian, Neo-Classical and Islamic architecture can be found in the churches, mosques, museums, and buildings located in the area of the Old town. The Venetian architecture is also visible in the two famous fortresses of Nafplion, Palamidi, and Bourtzi.

There is a big square at the waterfront with a sidewalk leading to the beautiful harbor. The waterfront has many cafes where tourists can sit and enjoy a drink. This place swarms with tourists who come here to witness the spectacular Mediterranean sunset. Nafplion is just two hours away from Athens and is well connected to all the major Greek. Moreover, excursions can be made to Ancient Mycenae, Ancient Epidaurus and to the Saronic islands.

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