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Nafplio


Known to be Greece’s first capital, the town is believed to have been built by Poseidon’s son, Nafplios and the daughter of Danaus. This is only a fraction of the fascinating history behind this town, which dates back to the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War.

The town witnessed both Roman and Byzantine rulings,

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Things to do and see - Nafplio

Climb the stairs to a fortress built by the Venetians
Fortress of Palamidi
 
1
Have a quieter escape in the oldest medieval part of town
Acronauplia
 
1
Take a short boat ride to a small fortress located on an island
Bourtzi
 
1
Explore artifacts from the region's history
Archaeological Museum of Nafplio
 
0.5
See a lion carved into a rock on a monumental scale
Lion of the Bavarians
 
0.5
View traditional costumes and have an insight into the local culture
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Museum
 
0.5
Have a relaxing escape at a beautiful sandy beach with clear waters
Karathona Beach
 
1
Pass by a charming church with a distinctive red dome
Church of Saint Spyridon
 
0.5
Visit the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece
Ancient Theatre at the Asclepieion of Epidaurus
 
1
25 km
30 min
Get to an archeological site with cultural and historical importance
Archaeological site of Mycenae
 
1
25 km
25 min
Venture to one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe
Argos
 
1
10 km
15 min

FAQ - Nafplio

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