Nafpaktos

  • Naupaktos EL
  • Naupacte FR
  • Lepanto IT
  • Naupacto ES

Town in West Greece

Small boats anchored at the small fortified port of Nafpaktos.
photo: Dimitris Karagiorgos

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in or near Nafpaktos

A photo showing the fortified port of Nafpaktos with many small boats anchored by the coast.
photo: Dimitris Karagiorgos
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Old Harbor of Nafpaktos

Picturesque, small, and fortified port famous for one of the most historic battles between the Ottoman Empire and European forces.

A photo of the statue of Cervantes at the right corner of the old port of Nafpaktos (Lepanto).
photo: Dimkoa
↓ S   < 1km

Statue of Cervantes, Nafpaktos (Lepanto)

Monument standing at the port as a memorial of his participation at the naval battle of 1571.

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The starting point of Kannagou Street (Stenopazaro) visible in the middle of the picture.
↗ NE   < 1km

Kannagou Pedestrian Street, Nafpaktos

« Stenopazaro »

Old central market at a cobblestone pedestrian road which hosts nice cafés, tavernas and shops.

Fethiye Mosque of Nafpaktos

Main Ottoman temple during the Turkish occupation erected in 1499 after the city conquest. It is literally translated as "Conqueror Mosque".

A picture showing the building of Botsaris Tower/ Mansion that hosts the  Museum of the battle of Lepanto.
← W   < 1km

Botsaris Tower/ Mansion - Battle of Lepanto Museum

Building complex of the 15th and 16th centuries that hosts an exhibition of Nafpaktos Battle (1571).

An image showing the The Clock of Nafpaktos on the city's Byzantine castle.
↑ N   < 1km

The Clock of Nafpaktos

Included in the newer historical monuments of the city since it was founded on the Byzantine castle in 1914 by the Bishop Seraphim Domboitis.

A part of the castle of Nafpaktos at the acropolis of the city.
↖ NW   < 1km

Castle of Nafpaktos

Venetian well-preserved fortification that includes the robust city citadel, the defensive city walls, and the distinctive bastion of the port.

An image showing the Rio-Antirrio Bridge.
↙ SW   ≈ 13.8km

Rio-Antirrio Bridge

« Charilaos Trikoupis »

A megastructure and the second connecting point between Peloponnese and the Greek mainland.

The port and a part of the city of Patras while the boat is approaching.
↓ S   ≈ 17.2km

Patras

The third-largest Greek city famous for its carnival and with a major port significant for its commercial relations with Italy & Europe.

A tower and other facilities of the Achaia Clauss Winery of Patras in the Peloponnese.
photo: Conudrum
↓ S   ≈ 31.3km

Achaia Clauss Winery

Historical winery of Patras in the Peloponnese founded in 1861 and famous for the sweet fortified red wine named Mavrodaphne.

A picture showing wooden bridges, boats and fishermen houses in the Mesolongi Lagoon.
← W   ≈ 48.3km

Mesolongi

The "Sacred city" of Mesolongi is related like no other to the Greek War of Independence and the siege that led to the "Exodus" in 1826.

Questions & Answers about Nafpaktos

Why Visit Nafpaktos?
  • The official name of the city during the Venetian rule was Lepanto.
  • Traditional mansions surrounded by the Venetian hill castle & the fortified port.
  • The Battle of Lepanto involved Catholic Christian states and the Ottoman Empire.