Nafplio, Greece is one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe, which has a rich history and clear blue waters, that make for great swimming. The city is filled with interesting architecture and stunning views of mountains and islands. If you want to visit Nafplio during your next trip to Greece, here’s what you need to know:

Nafplio city, Greece

Nafplio is a town with a rich history and culture. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so we recommend visiting Nafplio if you have the chance!

Nafplio old city downtown

If you’re in Nafplio, there are a few places you should visit. A Greek castle – Palamidi – stands on top of a hill overlooking the town and the sea, and it’s worth seeing. There’s also an archeological museum which displays artifacts found in various parts of Greece. If you’re looking for some religious sites, there are several churches around town to visit as well. The Church of Panagia Episkopi is one such church; another popular spot is Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) Church located by the port area where fishermen still unload their daily catch onto carts that carry them through narrow cobblestone streets. You can also see some ancient ruins from Roman times when visiting Agios Georgios (Saint George) Church or Agios Dimitrios (Saint Demetrius).

Nafplio, History

Nafplio is a charming town with a long and rich history. It was founded by the Spartans in the 8th century BC, on the site of an ancient city called Anactorium. It served as the capital of independent Greece for two months in 1828, and it is also famous for its role in the Greek War of Independence (1821–32).

Nafplio has many museums and archaeological sites, including Palamidi Castle (built by Venetians between 1386 and 1460), the National Archaeological Museum of Nafplio (which houses finds from across Greece), and Old Town. The Old Town itself has been designated as an archaeological site since 1961 – it’s well worth exploring!

Nafplio city port

Nafplio is a wonderful town, with a lot to offer. Whether you want to spend your time shopping at the market or watching some great theatre productions, there are plenty of things to do. If you are looking for something different than just shopping and sightseeing, then consider visiting Nafplio during one of their many festivals which take place throughout the year!

Nafplio, Information

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