Nafpaktos is a small and lovely town on the western side of Greece. Historically it is famous for the Battle of Lepanto that took place there in 1571. Rememberings of this battle are housed today at the Museum of Botsaris in Nafpaktos. The most important sightseeing in Nafpaktos includes the Venetian Castle, on top of the hill above the town, and the picturesque port with the intense Medieval feeling. The beach of Psani that starts from the port is the main beach of Nafpaktos town and a relaxing place for a swim. Many other nice beaches are found in close distance, such as Chiliadou and Monastiraki.
In this section, you can see the best Nafpaktos Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to do in Nafpaktos by category: villages, beaches, museums, and churches.
Located on a hill above the town, the Venetian Fortress of Nafpaktos was built on the site of other ancient fortifications. Today it is very well preserved and gives great views to the area.
The statue of Cervantes that lies at the port of Nafpaktos is dedicated to this great Spanish writer who fought in the Battle of Lepanto when he was 23 and lost his left hand.
Located close to the central square of Nafpaktos, the Tower of Botsaris is a well-preserved construction that belongs today to the Foundation of Dimitris Botsaris and works as a museum.
Location: In western Greece
Description: The picturesque town of Nafpaktos is mostly famous for its Venetian Castle and the nice port. This town is a nice base for excursions and gradually develops tourism, keeping its authentic character.
Location: In front of the city centre
Description: The beach in front of the old port of Nafpaktos gives a picturesque spot to swim. The shore is a bit pebbled but the water is crystal.
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