All 9 Nafplion Sightseeing
Here are all the Nafplion sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Nafplion, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Nafplion
Located at a distance of 5 km from Nafplion, Ancient Tyrins was a very strong town in the Mycenaean Era. Archaeological excavations performed by Heinrich Schliemann and the German Archaeological Institute revealed remains of strong fortification, a vaulted Mycenaean tomb and walls of public buildings.
The Archaeological Museum of Nafplion is housed in a renovated Venetian mansion that dates from 1715 in Constitution Square. It displays findings from excavations in the region of Argolida.
The Folklore Museum of Nafplion was established with the initiative of the stage-designer Mrs Ioanna Papantoniou. It hosts traditional costumes, jewelry, ceramics, works of paintings and sculpture and other folk items.
Located in the center of the Old Town, Syntagma Square is the most historically important square in Nafplion. It was known as the Platanos Square in the 19th century.
The War Museum on 22, Amalias Avenue displays weapons used by the soldiers of this historic city. The building of this museum is also significant as it was built to house the first Military Academy.
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.
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.
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.
The Komboloi Museum has a collection of about 1000 worry beads from the 18th to the 20th century. These beads are made of amber, seashells, corals and crystals. The shop in the museum allows visitors to buy replicas of these beads.
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