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Photo of Nafplio and the Palamidi castle


Historic Town

of Nafplio

Just 10 minutes away from Tolo is the first capital of independent Greece. A cosmopolitan city, Nafplio's old town is a magical place with its narrow streets and mixture of architectures. There are many things to see and well worth a visit during your stay in Tolo.

The buildings in the old town of Nafplio have been kept mostly traditional are are a grand variety reflecting the various occupations of the Venetians, Ottoman Empire and the Franks. Wandering around the narrow streets (sokakia in Greek) is a trip into the past.

  • Harbour of Nafplio
  • Nafplio Narrow Streets

Small artisan shops, cafeteries and tavernas line the alleys plying their wares and a great way to pass a few hours is to window shop and stop for a coffee or a drink. There are three castles in Nafplion, the Palamidi, the Acronafplia and the Bourtzi (the small island in the harbour). The Palamidi which overlooks the town is accessible by 999 steps or drive up to the top. Acronafplia is located at the foot of the Palamidi and close the the famous Land Gate (old entrance to the city). It is possible to tke a boat ride to visit the Bourtzi castle and see Nafplio form the sea!

Apart from the historical monuments in Nafplion which are many, there is a great choice of really well set up museums. Visit the Archaeological museum and the Folklore museum along with the unique The Worry Bead museum and Ouzo museum. Visit the church of St. Spyridon and see the place where hthe famous Ioannis Kapodistrias was shot (complete with bullet hole). The harbour in Nafplion has a nice, wide promenade which is lined with cafeteries and restaurants, a fine place to stop for a break, an evening drink or dinner. Just outside Nafplion is the UNESCO protected site of Ancient Tiryns famous for its Cyclopean walls and catacombs.