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Nafplion, Greece

Old Nafplio (or Nafplion) is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The former capital of the country may remind visitors of the Plaka in Athens, but it's on the sea. With two mountains crowned by medieval fortresses overlooking the town and the small island fortress called the Bourtzi that once protected the harbor, Nafplio is full of restaurants, shops, cafes, beautiful old buildings,hotels of all catagories and a beach that you can walk to in ten minutes. For people who want to visit an island but don't like boats, Nafplio is a good alternative and just a 2 hour drive from Athens. It is also convenient to the important ancient sites of Myceneae, Epidavros, Nemea, Argos and Corinth. Nafplio has a mild winter (they grow oranges here) and is one of the best places to visit in the off-season.

A Visit to Nafplio

King Othon Hotel, Nafplio
Hotels in Nafplio

Savouras Restaurant, Nafplio
Restaurants and Cafes

Vespas in Nafplio
Getting to Nafplion

Around Nafplio

History of Nafplio

Old Photo Album

Fishermen in Nafplion, Greece
Newer Photos

Day Tour


4 Day Classical Tour
with Nafplion

Nafplion Bourtzi
5 Day Classical Tour
with Nafplion

Impressions of Nafplion Photo Art: Impressionistic photographs of Nafplion by Matt Barrett

You will probably want to have a car in Nafplion because there is so much to see in the area, and since it is only a 2 hour drive from Athens you should probably rent it there. You can rent cars in Athens or Nafplion through Swift Rent-a-Car and Fantasy Car Rentals

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