Town Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Town Nafplion. Discover 9 interesting sightseeing in Town, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Nafplion.

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Best Churches

Location: Town
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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.

Best Museums

Location: Town
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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.

Archaeological Museum
Location: Town

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.

Folklore Museum
Location: Town

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.

War Museum
Location: Town

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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