Attractions & Things to Do in Nafplio
Old and historical central square of the city that offers numerous coffee and food choices in a picturesque and genuine environment.
The museum exhibits pottery, jewelry, and armors from ancient years. The museum itself is a Venetian building and it's located on Syntagma Square.
One of the first (and few) worldwide worry-bead museums, it welcomes guests since 1998, aiming to reveal the roots of this traditional item.
Port of Nafplio
It does not offer any ferry-boat connection but together with the great views, it serves as a starting point for daily boat tours during summer.
Located approximately 45 meters over sea level, it was an ancient Αcropolis that was used as a prison until the middle of the 20th century.
Bourtzi is a small island fortress in front of Nafplio. A boat trip there will have you hanging out around cannons and embrasures.
A large and well-preserved fortification which is the one of most significant examples of Venetian medieval architecture in Greek territory.
Questions & Answers about Nafplio
Why Visit Nafplio?
- The first official capital of Greece between 1828 and 1833.
- Franks, Venetians, and Turks ruled and left their marks to the city.
- Its picturesque scenery & modern facilities make it an ideal city break destination.
What is Nafplion, Greece?
Nafplion is a small port town in the Peloponnese, at the north of Argolida bay. Nafplio has great symbolic value and rich history as it was the first capital of the Greek independent from 1829 to 1833. Nafplion is one of the most picturesque cities in the country and is a famous tourist destination for Athens, especially for a weekend due to the short distance.