Looking for things to do in Nafplio, Greece?
I’ve always found Greece fascinating: At the crossroads of the East and West and the cradle of western civilisation, the country offers so much for tourists of all ages. Sunshine, sandy beaches, ancient archaeological sites and fabulous food and drink are all things that come to mind when I think of Greece.
But I’ve mainly visited the islands – Crete, Santorini, Corfu and Mykonos. I’ve not spend much time on the mainland, with the exception of a short visit on my epic student European inter-rail trip. And that was to visit Athens and head straight to Piraeus to catch a ferry to the Islands!
So when we were asked by Vida Hospitality, who run luxury guest apartments, if we wanted to check out Nafplio as an ideal location for a family holiday, we thought we’d give it a go. I didn’t think I’d fall in love!
But of course I did, because Nafplio is one of Greece’s most romantic and beautiful cities (who knew?!) Nafplio is in the Peloponnese, 1 hour 45 minutes west of Athens by car. On the turquoise-coloured Argolis gulf and surrounded by majestic mountains, it gives you the feeling of being on one of the islands. There’s a gorgeous old town that is set in a hilly peninsula around 3 Venetian fortresses, lots of boutique shops, and beaches nearby.
Families will find lots to do here. Check out my recommendations below.