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Getting to Nafplion and the Argolis

Andrea in NafplioThere are many ways to get to Nafplio. It is an easy drive from Athens now that the highways to Corinth and Tripolis have been completed. I made it from Lavrion which is half an hour beyond the airport, to Nafplio in about two and a half hours. That means you can fly into Athens and get your car delivered at the airport and be in Nafplion in two hours. You can also take a taxi.

If you are planning to rent a car and drive from Athens to Nafplio check out Swift Rent-a-Car. They will pick you up at the airport or your hotel and drive you to the National road and let you by-pass the notorious Athens traffic.

There are hourly buses from Athens Kiffisou street bus station. You can get information on price and times from the Greek National Tourist Organization on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street in Athens right down the street from the Acropolis Museum or you can also find schedules here. Bus travel in Greece is very inexpensive.

Captain Aris, NafplioCaptain Aris does sailing trips around the area on the 42 foot Erato located in the port right by Filleninon Square. E-mail Capt Aris

There are several cruises that stop in Nafplio and it is also a popular port for sailboats and yachts. There is no longer a Flying Dolphin Hydrofoil in the summer from Pireaus but you can make connections to and from Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros through Hermioni, Porto Heli, Galata (Poros), Kosta (Spetses), and Methena though getting from these places by bus can be tricky. You can always hire a taxi though.

You can rent bicycles in Nafplio and explore the city and surrounding areas which is basically flat. They have a bicycle rental program similar to the Velib program in Paris, plus there are several places to rent bikes like Nafplio Bike at #2 Cyprus Street.

You can choose to see Naplion as part of a day-trip with Athen's most famous taxi driver George Kokkotos. I was able to visit Acrocorinth, ancient Corinth, Nafplion, Myceneae, Argos and Epidavros in one day-trip. For more information see www.greecetravel.com/taxi

You can rent a car and use Nafplio or Tolon as your base to see the Argolis and the rest of the Peloponessos.

Nafplion is also included in a number of day-tours and overnight tours which you can book through Fantasy Travel or Dolphin Hellas Travel.

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