Nafplio

The first capital of Greece, now an outdoor museum…

Why:

Let yourself get lost on the narrow streets of the old town, enjoy the sea view and the buildings from last century, visit the nearby beaches and enjoy its exquisite cuisine ... the best romantic gay escape.

When:

  • Anytime of the year

Top Features:

  • Sightseeing
  • City-break
  • Cuisine
  • Beaches
  • Nature

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Nafplio is an old and romantic seaport which was the first capital of Greece after the revolution (from 1821 until 1834). It was named after Nafplios, son of Poseidon, and the home of Palamidis, a hero of the Trojan War and supposedly the inventor of weights and measures, lighthouses, the first Greek alphabet and the father of the Sophists. The city of Nafplio is like an outdoor museum. You can easily get lost in the picturesque streets of the old town admiring old classical governmental buildings, especially in the Constitution Square. You can enjoy the Venetian fortress of Palamidi, the Acronafplia with its stunning vista of the Argolic gulf and the fortified islet of Bourtzi.

Nafplio is the best place to end your day after your Peloponnese Escape. It can also be a day trip from Athens, as it takes less than two hours from there.