Ναύπλιο

The first capital of Greece after the country was freed from the Turkish, Napflion is one of the most popular destinations in Greece for both Greek and foreign visitors.

The history of the town is rich and evident in the architecture and many monuments spread all over the city where Venetian, Frankish and Ottoman influences are reflected. Visit the Folklore museum, the recently refurbished Archaeological museum, the Military museum, the Worry Bead museum and the Ouzo museum for a different kind of day out. The Palamidi castle that towers over the town makes an impressive sight at night when it is lit up and the same can be said of the Acronafplia castle opposite the harbour and the Bourtzi Island castle in the harbour (probably the most photographed castle in Greece).

Visit Syntagma Square (Constitution Square), the Church of St. Spyridon where Ioannis Kapodistrias was assassinated and see the bullet hole in the wall of the church, the Bavarian Lion or wander around the magical old town with its narrow streets and overhanging balconies. The harbour is always a hive of activity with cafeterias (which become bars after sunset) lining the promenade and people of all ages relaxing and enjoying a coffee or drink.

The are three beaches in Nafplion, the beach right outside Harmony Rooms, Arvanitia (the town's beach) and the hugely popular Karathona just a few minutes car or bus ride away.

On the road where Harmony is situated there is a Bird Sanctuary, home to some very rare birds and which is a protected area along with a part of the beach which has healing properties for people with dermatological problems and skin complaints.

Nafplion is a cosmopolitan town and has visitors all year round, many people use it as a base to explore the wonders of the Argolida and the Peloponnese, others as Summer holiday resort and many for weekend breaks.

Once visited Nafplio is never forgotten and most often revisited for its magical atmosphere and picturesque old town and beaches.