Nafplion Town

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Town Nafplion: Known to the world as an important center of the ancient Greek civilization, the enchanting sea side town of Nafplion amazes every visitor.

The town used to be the capital of Greece from 1829-1834 and is now the administrative center of Argolida prefecture. Inhabited by a population of around 12,000, the town thrives on tourism throughout the year. The town itself dates back to the Neolithic period and is also surrounded by the world heritage sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae.

The intertwined cobbled streets with its bars, restaurants and taverns offering delicious local cuisine and excellent beverages are hot spots for tourists who come here to relish a glimpse of antiquity. The eternal relics of the old town like the two Turkish mosques, the archeological museum, Agios Spiridonas Church, whose walls are still scarred by the bullet marks that killed Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Governor of the newly liberated country in 1828, are bustling with tourists from all over the world.

There are impregnable fortresses of the Byzantine era overlooking this quaint town. The town is truly unique as it preserves fascinating, timeless relics from three different historical phases. Elements of Neo-classical, Venetian and Turkish styles can be found in the architecture of the buildings. Syntagma square is the nerve center of the town with restaurants and souvenir shops selling handicrafts.

The harbor waterfront is an ideal getaway to enjoy the panorama of the Mediterranean sunset. The town is well connected to all the major cities of Greece and has a well equipped tourist infrastructure with accommodations ranging from costly, luxurious resorts and hotels to inexpensive, yet comfortable, taverns and inns. The serene, enchanting beaches in the area are snorkeling paradises, equipped with the latest water sport technologies and this is the reason why these beaches are frequented by water sport enthusiasts from across the globe.

Best Hotels & Accommodations

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Nafsimedon

Hotel Rooms
Luxury

Experience the elegance of an authentic neo-classical 19th-century mansion that was renovated to offer you the opportunity to experience traditional, romantic moments straight from the history of the first capital of Greece. The imposing appearance in accordance with the interior decoration ...

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Grand Sarai

Hotel
4 stars

Housed in a renovated mansion that dates back to the 17th century, Grand Sarai offers accommodation in one of the most charming parts of the town. The hotel offers suites and family rooms, some of which open to balconies for great views of the surroundings. A breakfast lounge is also available.

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Kyveli

Suites
4 keys

The suites are situated in the old town of Nafplion, just behind the harbour and as such a perfect place to explore the magical town. Narrow streets lined with shops and overhanging balconies, cafeterias and bars with their tables and chairs spilling out onto the pavements. Kyveli Suites were ...

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Things to See & Do

Sightseeing

Bourtzi FortressAkronafplia FortressPalamidi FortressBeach promenadeSyntagma SquareArchaeological MuseumVouleftikonOttoman Turkish FountainChurch of Agios SpyridonFougaroFolklore MuseumNational GalleryPorta dela terrafermaAncient TyrinsKomboloi MuseumOld Train StationWar MuseumLittle Palace of Kapodistrias

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  • Patricia Cothren 14 Aug 2022
    Inspiring!
    The sense of awe this site inspired in me was immeasurable.

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