It's a charming coastal town with a picturesque, fortified port, famous for the Battle of Lepanto (1571) between Europeans and Turks.

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

Nafpaktos Attractions


Nafpaktos Clock

Built in 1914 as addition to the Byzantine castle, you should visit the Clock of Nafpaktos to take panoramic pictures and enjoy the view.

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

Old Harbor of Nafpaktos

Small fortified port and place of a historic naval battles between the Ottomans and Europeans. It has many bars and restaurants and it's excellent for walks.


Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos

Venetian citadel with well-preserved defensive walls and bastions on a hill. Highly recommended for walks and spectacular views.

A photo of the statue of Cervantes at the right corner of the old port of Nafpaktos (Lepanto).
photo: Dimkoa

Statue of Miguel de Cervantes

Did you know that Spanish novelist Cervantes took part in the 1571 Lepanto naval battle? This monument commemorates his participation.


Rio-Antirrio Bridge

A megastructure and the second connecting point between Peloponnese and the Greek mainland that would inspires awe to any passersby.


Fethiye Mosque

The Conqueror Mosque was built in 1499 after the city's conquest by the Ottomans. It's located at the pedestrian road of the old harbor.

Nafpaktos Why visit?

  • Nafpaktos' name under Venetian rule was Lepanto.
  • Its name means "ship-building."
  • In the Lepanto battle, Western Europeans clashed with Ottomans.

Nafpaktos Things to Do

A tower and other facilities of the Achaia Clauss Winery of Patras in the Peloponnese.
photo: Conudrum
distant ≈ 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.


Nafpaktos «Stenopazaro»

Enjoy your walk in this cobblestone alley of gift shops, cafes, and taverns and a beautiful fountain under a plane tree. Take your camera.

Nafpaktos Museums


Botsaris Tower / Museum

A fortress, an administrative building, a mansion. In the magnificent Botsaris Tower and Museum, you learn about Nafpakto's rich history.