Nafpaktos

Town in West Greece

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

Attractions & Things to Do in Nafpaktos

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

Old Harbor of Nafpaktos

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

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

Statue of Cervantes, Nafpaktos harbor

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

↓ S
< 1km

Kannagou Pedestrian Street

«Stenopazaro»

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

↗ NE
< 1km

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».

→ E
< 1km

Botsaris Tower/ Mansion - Battle of Lepanto Museum

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

← W
< 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.

↑ N
< 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.

↖ NW
< 1km

Rio-Antirrio Bridge

«Charilaos Trikoupis»

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

↙ SW
≈ 13.8km

Patras

If you are in Greece in February, visit Patras for its popular carnival. This city also hosts an Odeum from Roman times which is still operational.

↙ SW
≈ 17.2km
A tower and other facilities of the Achaia Clauss Winery of Patras in the Peloponnese.
photo: Conudrum

Achaia Clauss Winery

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

↓ S
≈ 31.3km

Mesolongi

During the War of Independence, an Ottoman siege led the citizens to a heroic sally out. The relative monument and museum are of high interest.

← W
≈ 48.3km

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.
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