Nafplion is the seat of the prefecture of Argolida and a town with long history. At a distance of 150 km from Athens, Nafplion spreads between a large port and a high hill, on top of which stands the strong Castle of Palamidi. At the entrance of the port, there is a small islet with a nice fortress, Bourtzi, on it that dates from the Venetian times.
The geography of Nafplion is characterized by the rocky spots which give a great view to the sea and the opposite islets. The inland of Nafplion is dotted by the long valley of Argos and some high mountains with short vegetation on it. Many olive groves and fruit cultivations are also found along the area. Nafplion is surrounded by two large bays that give nice sandy beaches to swim: the gulf of Tolo on one side and Nea Kios on the other.
The most popular beach resort close to Nafplion is Tolo, at a distance of 10 km from the town. This long and sandy beach has many hotels, taverns and watersports centres. From the port of Tolo, cruise ships depart in summer with destination to the Saronic islands of Hydra and Spetses and to Monemvasia.
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