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3 Days in Nafplio, Greece – What to see – The best vacation in Nafplio

Nafplio is by far one of the most beautiful cities in Greece and an ideal destination for your next vacation.

Nafplio offers many different options when it comes to the things you can see in and close to the city.

You can visit Nafplio anytime during the year and you will love it for sure. Below you can find a suggestion for a 3 days getaway in Nafplio any season of the year.

Well, let’s start with this – Nafplio it is located only 120 Km away from Athens and only 140 Km away from Athens airport. This means that you need maximum 1:45h to reach Nafplio.

Click on the link below to get on your google maps the full directions from Athens airport to Nafplio.

Let’s see now how you can schedule your 3 days in Nafplio in order to make sure that you will get the 100% of the city and the area.

DAY – 1

Most probably you will arrive in Nafplio by noon or afternoon and most probably you might be a little tired from your trip, right?

So, let’s consider your first day in Nafplio, half day.

Nafplio city’s old downtown and all the area close to it, it is really amazing during afternoon and evening time. Full of colors and lights, the Nafplio old city will surprise you for sure!

Keep in mind that the Nafplio old city downtown is full of pedestrian streets, so be prepared to explore it walking around!

The centre of the Nafplio old city downtown is the Syntagmatos square! Many of the small pedestrians streets are connected with the square.

On your left it will always be the Acronafplia castle, a hill that separates the city from the Argolis gulf. On your right side, it will be the port with the unique Bourtzi fortress, located exactly at the entrance of the port.

After being lost inside the Nafplio old city downtown streets, you can walk next to the port and take the path until the main entrance of the port, where there is a light house. From there, you will enjoy the best view to the Bourtzi fortress plus if you turn around, on your back side you will enjoy an amazing view of the Nafplio old city and the Palamidi and Acronafplia castles, which are located on two different hills behind the old city downtown, creating an amazing background.

At this point, if you feel tired, you can walk back to the Nafplio old city downtown, where you can find thousands of dinning options and enjoy a great Greek dinner. If you are not tired, great! because still there is another amazing path you can explore!

The locals call it “the round of Arvanitia beach” – this path starts from the port, “hugs” the Acronafplia hill and ends in Arvanitia beach. It is one of the best paths in the city!

The full path is very close to the sea and it gives you the chance to enjoy unique views to the Argolis gulf. It will not take you longer than 10 hours…I am joking, the path isn’t too long, but every time you try to walk, you always want to take so many photos and stop and enjoy the view that you never reach the end on time.

This path ends close to Arvanitia beach, the only beach in the city of Nafplio. If it is summer, you can always go to the beach and enjoy some great time swimming – the beach is really amazing!

From there, you can walk back to the city – there are two options – either you walk all the path back to the port or simply you follow the main street from the beach and in less than 300m you will reach again the Nafplio old city downtown.

DAY – 2

You will for sure appreciate a coffee at any of the cafes in front of Nafplio port. Having your first coffee with a view of the sea, the Bourtzi fortress it is always a great breakfast! (I mean, it is for me, I guess it will be for you).

You can offer your day 2 to Nafplio city. First thing you can do, you can just take the boat from the port and visit Bourtzi. It will not take more than 2 minutes to reach it and there you will be able to walk on the fortress. Due to there is a renovation of the place (2019-2020), I am not really sure if you will be allowed to enter the castle, but still it makes sense to visit it! The view of the city from there is really unique.

Then it will be the time for you to explore the Acronafplia castle! A castle located on the hill, next to the city’s downtown. It is always open – with no entrance fees and you can access it either by walking from the downtown or by driving on the hill. (I would walk).

Find full information about the Acronafplia hill and its amazing spots to enjoy by clicking <<HERE>>.

After Acronafplia, you have to visit Palamidi castle. Located on a second hill, next to Acronafplia hill, Palamidi castle is one of the city’s greatest landmarks.

You will have two options to reach the top of the castle, you can either drive or you can take the staircase (please note that there are 999 steps to the top). I would suggest you to choose the staircase, because the view of Nafplio that you will enjoy, it is the best ever!

Find full information about the Palamidi castle by clicking <<HERE>>.

After Palamidi, you can enjoy the rest of your day walking the old city downtown and all the area close to the port – It will give you the same feeling like if you were at an island.

DAY – 3

By the time you are in Nafplio, it really worths your time to visit two of Greece’s most visited archeological sites – Ancient Mycenae and Ancient Epidaurus.

Both are located only 20Km away from the city, which means maximum 30 minutes drive. (For Mycenae you will have to drive towards North and for Epidaurus you will have to drive towards East).

Both archeological sites are MUST-SEE. Below you can find the full information for both of them.

Ancient Mycenae – click <<HERE>>.

Ancient Epidaurus – click <<HERE>>.

DAY – 4

Unfortunately for you, you will have to leave Nafplio cause your trip was only 3 days long! Unless you change your mind and follow your heart – which by the way will ask you to stay more. In this case, follow our blog and check all Nafplio options for longer stays.

Thank you for reading this article. We hope you liked it and it was helpful. By the way, once you are in Nafplio, we can fully support you with the best accommodation in the town and of course with anything else that you might need during your visit.

You can check our apartments <<HERE>> or you can check our availability <<HERE>>.

In case of you need more information about the city or any assistance with your trip, you can always contact us at vida@vida-hospitality.com or for the fastest way, call us or text us (and WhatsApp) at +30-6979005260 or simply click the below button to live chat with our customer service.

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Vasileios Totsikas is the Property Manager at Vida Hospitality – his English are not the best (I am sure you already got it from the above article), but his hospitality is great! Now, that I wrote the above sentence in the third person to look smarter than I am, I will continue in the first person – If I can be of any assistance regarding your vacation in Greece, feel always free to contact me via phone/message/whatsapp at +30-6979005260.

10 Things to do with kids in Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio, Greece – is one of the most beautiful Greek cities and by far one of the top options for your family vacations.

The city is extremely family friendly with a range of different options that you and your kids will not be bored at all.

At this article you can find 10 of the options that you will have once you are in Nafplio with your kids.

Palamidi Castle

Located on the top of the city, Palamidi castle is one of the city’s landmarks. You have two options to visit it – either you drive (almost 5 minutes drive from the city’s centre) – or you take the staircase (999 stairs to the top – 40 minutes). The view that you will enjoy from the castle and especially if you choose the staircase option is unbelievable.

Acronafplia castle – hill

Next to Nafplio old city downtown, there is a castle-hill, called Acronafplia – which means the edge of Nafplio. You can either drive all the way up to the top of the hill or you can walk through the old city downtown. From Acronafplia, you and your kids will enjoy unique views to the city and the Argolis gulf. We call the top of the Acronafplia “the clock” and from there you will be able to admire the city’s downtown and port views.

Arvanitia Round

Arvanitia is the closest beach to the city of Nafplio. There is an amazing path starting from the port, that hugs the Acronafplia hill and ends at the Arvanitia beach. The whole path is close to the sea and for sure you and your kids will love it!

Beaches

Nafplio has the advantage to be surrounded by many beaches. The closest one to the city’s centre is Arvanitia beach, the second is Karathona beach (by the way you can either drive to Karathona beach or you can walk – there is a very nice path that connects the first two beaches – in between there are many small beaches that you and your kids can swim). All the way towards the East South – there are many many many different beaches – almost every 10 minutes drive – you can swim at a different beach. (Tolo beach, Kastraki beach, Plaka beach, Kondyli beach, Kantia beach, Iria beach).

Old city Downtown

Nafplio’s old city downtown is full of pedestrian streets and squares that you and your kids will never be bored to walk around. The area has many different shops where you can buy traditional Greek products. The feeling you all will have is like if you were on an island.

Playgrounds

Nafplio is full of outdoor playgrounds, where your kids can enjoy some free time. One of the best for both parents and kids is the one located at the end of the port. Exactly next to it, there is a cafe, where you can enjoy your coffee or your drink with an amazing view of the Bourtzi fortress while your kids are enjoying!

Great Food

Well, one thing is guaranteed for sure – you and your kids will love the food. Nafplio offers a huge range of different dining options where you can enjoy – a traditional Greek meal – with all the best and fresh local ingredients – and of course some of the best seafood and fish you ever had in your life. More than the Greek type of the food, there many options for International cuisine, Italian Cuisine and of course many options for tasting desserts and ice cream.

Epidaurus

20 Km away from Nafplio, you and your kids will have the chance to visit one of the MUST-SEE archeological sites of Greece, the Ancient Epidaurus and the Ancient Epidaurus Theatre. It is the largest one and there is no way that your kids will not be impressed.

Horse Carriage Ride

Once you are in Nafplio, you and your kids can have the option to explore the old city on a horse carriage. For sure your kids will love it.

Family bicycle ride

Family bicycle ride is for sure one of the greatest things you can enjoy with your kids in Nafplio. Riding all together the same bicycle, you will have the option the explore the city on an amazing way!


If you decide to visit the beautiful Nafplio and you want more information to plan your family vacation easier, please feel free to live chat with us – we would love to support you.

By the way, we can also fully support you with the best family accommodation in the city. Explore our apartments here:


Vasileios Totsikas is the Property Manager at Vida Hospitality – his English are not the best (I am sure you already got it from the above article), but his hospitality is great! Now, that I wrote the above sentence in the third person to look smarter than I am, I will continue in the first person – If I can be of any assistance regarding your vacation in Greece, feel always free to contact me via phone/message/whatsapp at +30-6979005260.

6 Things You Need to Know About Visiting Greece

Are you planning to visit Greece anytime soon? If yes, that’s great! You will have for sure an amazing vacation.

Greece is very known around the world for its thousand islands. Million of visitors every year are visiting the country and they choose to explore some of the very beautiful islands.

Question?

Are you traveling to be tired or to relax and enjoy? If you travel to relax and enjoy, then find here the things you need to know in order to plan your Greek vacation easier and choose “Mainland or Islands”.

Well, we as Greeks, since we were children, we used to spend our family vacations visiting mainly islands. As kids, we are excited by the idea to move outside the mainland and explore some of the country’s islands.

Later on, we became adults and now we were traveling by ourselves, with friends, with our life partner or as a family. It was that time – that we started to understand that vacation is about relaxing, having fun and enjoying. So, the questions were? Do I want to spend 6 hours on a ferry until to reach the island? Do I want to stay at a small place that is over crowded? Do we like to move every two days from the one island to the other?

You do not have to feel the same or having the same questions, but in case of you have, keep in mind the below.

Mainland has the same beauty with islands. The most of the cities that are located next to the sea, they give you the same vibes like islands (for example Nafplio city). Plus there are 6 advantages:

Easy to Move around

It is the time of the year that you have your vacation and you want to enjoy relaxed time with your beloved ones. Are you willing to have as much time as possible available for yourself and your beloved ones or you are ok spending hours on flying from the one islands to the other (if the islands you visit have airports) or staying on a ferry for 5 to 8 hours sailing? Imagine, if the weather is also windy – you end up losing the whole day.

Mainland gives you the ability to drive easy around and reach your destination within a few hours – by the way, you have so many things to explore on your way that even the trip becomes a great experience.

More Options

Imagine yourself staying inside your bedroom and then imagine yourself staying at a big valley. Do you have the same space and options? It is the same when you choose mainland. The options are millions and you will never feel that something could be different.

Cost Effective

Think about this – if you had in 90 days to make your full annual income, could you just charge normal prices for your services? – the same like having 365 days for the same purpose? of course no. And that is normal.

Now combine the above with this – any product that leaves the mainland to reach an island has a transportation cost, right? Plus the people who are working on the islands – they have 3 months job to cover the whole year expenses. Can they work for the same salary as if it was a 12 months job? No, and that is ok.

All the above make your island vacation much more expensive than your mainland vacation.

You do not have to change always locations

So, you plan your island vacation and you choose 5 islands – 2 days on each of them. This means, 5 days you can not have time to relax, you will have to sail or fly from the one place to the other, right? So instead of 10 days vacation, you end up enjoying 5.

Greek mainland has a strong advantage. You just choose the region that you want to visit and then you pick one or two locations, you use them as your base and you explore everything around you (you will not need more than 1 or 2 hours drive from your base).

Take the example of the Peloponnese region, which by the way is one – if not the most – of the beautiful areas of Greece. You can pick Nafplio and Kalamata as your bases and very easy you can explore the whole region in max one week. You will not have to loss days of your vacation, due to in less than 2 hours drive you can explore on daily basis many different areas.

Less Crowded

Before to start imagining an extremely quite place – just think about this – 10 people inside your bedroom and 10 people at a wedding venue, does it feel the same? of course no.

The last years, there is a huge amount of visitor who choose to enjoy their Greek vacations on the mainland. Still, during the most months of the year, you never feel that any place is over crowded. The most areas are full of visitors, so you do not feel like visiting an abandoned place, but due to its size, you never feel that you can not breathe, which in the most cases, it is really nice.

More Quality Vacations

Every time we visit a new place, we all want just to enjoy the place and explore everything around it. For sure we want to have fun, but it is also important to have options and explore places with high interest – from example some unique archeological sites. Mainland, just give you this advantage almost every where.

You can be at the beach, at a castle on the top of the hill or at any unique and special archeological site.

You do not have to agree with all the above, it is just a different perspective. In any case, we guarantee to you that once you try both – and you read this again – for sure you will agree even if now, you do not!

Have a great vacation, both mainland and islands have their own beauty and for sure you will love your Greek vacation.

By the way, if you choose to enjoy some great moments with your beloved ones, visiting the Greek mainland and specifically the Peloponnese region, we can support you with great accommodation in Nafplio (the most beautiful Greek city).

Check out – our properties HERE.


Vasileios Totsikas is the Property Manager at Vida Hospitality – his English are not the best (I am sure you already got it from the above article), but his hospitality is great! Now, that I wrote the above sentence in the third person to look smarter than I am, I will continue in the first person – If I can be of any assistance regarding your vacation in Greece, feel always free to contact me via phone/message/whatsapp at +30-6979005260.

Top Winter getaway in Greece – Discover Peloponnese

Are you planning a winter vacation in Greece? If yes, this article is for you, but let me first tell you one important thing about holidays in Greece.

Almost everyone who is trying to plan a vacation in another country will have to make a long research of places to visit, properties to stay, etc. It is the same when you are planning your holidays in Greece, but the country but itself gives you a huge advantage.

Well, the advantage is that the country is not so big – so, there is a smart thing that can make your planning much easier – instead of choosing many different places to stay, you can choose one place to be your base and from there, you can visit many other areas that are close to this.

Find on this page a great suggestion for the best 6-Day long winter getaway in Greece, using as your base Nafplio, the most beautiful and more romantic city of Greece.

Nafplio is located only 120km away from Athens (140Km away from Athens Airport) and it is ideal location if you want to use it as your base during your vacation in Greece. Nafplio by itself, is one of the most beautiful cities of the country that really worths your visit. The city is full of pedestrian areas and many nice paths to walk around the city.

Find below how to reach Nafplio from Athens airport:

For the full directions, click HERE.

Once you are in Nafplio, follow the below advice to enjoy 6 great days:

DAY 1 – Nafplio (city)

1 – Walk the old city Downtown

Full of pedestrian streets and classic buildings with amazing colors, it will for sure give you the chance to be lost in its magic. Nafplio is a city that you have to walk around it to enjoy it. You gonna be surprised with the beauty and the simplicity of the old downtown.

2 – Visit Acronafplia hill/castle for the best city views

Located next to the old city downtown, Acronafplia hill/castle is the best spot in the city to enjoy the best views. On the front side you enjoy the view to the old city from the top and on the back side you can enjoy amazing views to the Argolis Gulf.

3 – Palamidi Fortress

Palamidi is one of the archeological spots of the city but more than that gives you the chance to enjoy great views of the Nafplio. There is no way that you will be excited with the views from its top.

4 – Walk next to the port/ Enjoy a coffee with a view to the Bourtzi Fortress

It might sounds so simple, but think about it – sitting next to the port, listening to sound of the waves, enjoying your coffee with a great view to the Bourtzi fortress. You will enjoy the calmness of the moment and your mind will not stop dreaming.

5 – Walk the Arvanitia Round

It is by far the best path of the city. It starts from the port and ends in Arvanitia beach. Even during your most difficult days, this path can make you feel again great!

6 – Enjoy the authentic Greek cuisine

There is a reason why we all in this country we have some extra kilos. Enjoy the authentic Greek cuisine at some of the greatest country’s restaurants – the city offers great dining options.

DAY 2 – Lake Doxa, Stymfalia, Nemea (Daily Trip)

DAY 3 – Trikala, Corinthia (Daily Trip)

DAY 4 – Vytina, Menalo (Daily Trip)

DAY 5 – Stemnitsa, Dimitsana (Daily Trip)

DAY 6 – Nafplio (the ancient sites)

Visit Ancient Epidaurus Museum

Ancient Epidaurus Museum is the biggest and most well maintained one in Greece. Within 25 minutes drive from Nafplio, you have the chance to visit one of the country’s most visited Archeological sites.

Find more details HERE.

Ancient Mycenae

Having almost 1M visitors per year, ancient Mycenae is one of the must-see archeological sites of Greece. In less than 20 minutes drive from Nafplio, you will be able to explore the Ancient Mycenaean Civilization.

Find more details HERE.

Either as a couple or as a family or as a group of Friends, Nafplio is an ideal destination for those of you who want a great place to enjoy with your beloved ones, escaping your daily routine.

Find detailed information about your options once you are in Nafplio HERE.


For support with the best accommodation in the town, choose one of our newly renovated apartments, suitable for 2 to 16 guests.


If you want us to arrange for you some great experiences to guarantee that you and your beloved ones will have the best getaway you ever had, just chat with us live and we make sure to support on the best possible way


9 Top things to do in Nafplio this December – Ideal for families with kids and couples

Thinking of a break from your daily routine during December?

Great, you need to reward yourself and make sure you fully recharge often. Spending some great moments with your beloved ones it will be the best reward for yourself and for them.

Find below 9 top things you can do in the most beautiful city of Greece – Nafplio – with your beloved ones to enjoy the greatest moments together.

1 – Walk the old city Downtown

Full of pedestrian streets and classic buildings with amazing colors, it will for sure give you the chance to be lost in its magic. Nafplio is a city that you have to walk around it to enjoy it. You gonna be surprised with the beauty and the simplicity of the old downtown.

2 – Visit Acronafplia hill/castle for the best city views

Located next to the old city downtown, Acronafplia hill/castle is the best spot in the city to enjoy the best views. On the front side you enjoy the view to the old city from the top and on the back side you can enjoy amazing views to the Argolis Gulf.

3 – Palamidi Fortress

Palamidi is one of the archeological spots of the city but more than that gives you the chance to enjoy great views of the Nafplio. There is no way that you will be excited with the views from its top.

4 – Walk next to the port/ Enjoy a coffee with a view to the Bourtzi Fortress

It might sounds so simple, but think about it – sitting next to the port, listening to sound of the waves, enjoying your coffee with a great view to the Bourtzi fortress. You will enjoy the calmness of the moment and your mind will not stop dreaming.

5 – Walk the Arvanitia Round

It is by far the best path of the city. It starts from the port and ends in Arvanitia beach. Even during your most difficult days, this path can make you feel again great!

6 – Enjoy the authentic Greek cuisine

There is a reason why we all in this country we have some extra kilos. Enjoy the authentic Greek cuisine at some of the greatest country’s restaurants – the city offers great dining options.

7 – Visit Ancient Epidaurus Museum

Ancient Epidaurus Museum is the biggest and most well maintained one in Greece. Within 25 minutes drive from Nafplio, you have the chance to visit one of the country’s most visited Archeological sites.

8 – Ancient Mycenae

Having almost 1M visitors per year, ancient Mycenae is one of the must-see archeological sites of Greece. In less than 20 minutes drive from Nafplio, you will be able to explore the Ancient Mycenaean Civilization.

Either as a couple or as a family or as a group of Friends, Nafplio is an ideal destination for those of you who want a great place to enjoy with your beloved ones, escaping your daily routine.

Located only 1:45 hours away from Athens, it is the closest beautiful escape for anyone who does not want to drive long.

10 – Christmas & New Year’s EVE

Nafplio is the ideal destination for those of you who want to enjoy a great Christmas getaway with your beloved ones. Full of different events, the city will make you feel like experiencing a fairy tale!


For support with the best accommodation in the town, choose one of our newly renovated apartments, suitable for 2 to 16 guests.


If you want us to arrange for you some great experiences to guarantee that you and your beloved ones will have the best getaway you ever had, just chat with us live and we make sure to support on the best possible way


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