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Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio

The first capital of the Greek state is a city of beauty, identity and intense tourist life. Narrow streets, beautiful squares, Bourtzi under the light and Palamidi with the 999 steps, are waiting to welcome the visitor. The place has a long history and the region is one of the most ancient Greek sites. Take your walk in the town, gaze to the sea and marvel the beautiful buildings of Nafplio, one by one. Drink Greek coffee and taste rooster with noodles. The visit to Nafplio will surely be unforgettable.

Nafplio – The Old Town

Narrow paved streets… images of another era… thresholds and balconies full of flowers. With the aroma of basil gliding in the air… the old town of Nafplio takes you by hand for a magic walk in another more romantic and beautiful time. Old buildings, yet so picturesque and graceful, balconies that you think embrace one another.. all these underneath the Rock of Palamidi, with an incredible view towards the castle of Bourtzi. The old town was street planned in the years of Kapodistria, the first prime minister of Greece after the ottoman occupation. It’s not easy to move around with a car in these narrow streets – in fact it is impossible to do so at many certain points. These narrow paved streets are expecting to be walked and indeed they do.. it’s the local promenade event! Forget your car once you’re here and trust us that it’s for the best! Choose instead a romantic hand in hand walk with your beloved one, enjoying smells and images of another era while the sun burns hot over the Constitution Square… it’s a lifetime experience you’ll never forget!!

Bourtzi

A small island inside the port of Nafplion, well known for its well-preserved fortress dating back to the Venetian times. Bourtzi is undoubtedly one of the most photographed parts of Nafplion. At summer nights it is a very pretty view, as it stands illuminated opposite the town…

Palamidi, Nafplio

It is known as the Castle of Nafplion city and was built by the Venetians colonists in 1867. Palamidi can be reached either by car or by ascending its 999 steps. The fortress has been used as a prison in the past. The visitor will enjoy the panoramic view of Nafplion city and see the «Lion of St. Mark,» which was the emblem of Venice. The chapel of St. Andrew, built by the Venetians is also preserved within the castle.


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Maria Athanssopoulos was born in the city of Tripoli, Greece, 1968. She has worked as a lawyer for almost 20 years. She writes interesting articles and takes photographs from the places she visits, since 2009. She run her own travel related web pages. She likes exploring new places and new cultures. She loves writing about her travel experiences. She also loves the art of photography. She has travelled almost all over Europe, but also in Turkey. Her plans for the future are to visit a lot more countries. Stay tuned!



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