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Do you know where is the Capital of Romance? If no, find out here

Nafplio is the first capital of Greece and is considered as “The Capital of Romance” in Greece. There are so many things that can bring you closer to him and help you create unforgettable memories from a Romantic Gateway! It is called also “The Venice of Greece”

The Old City

Let’s start with the Old City of Nafplio. The Old city is full of Romantic pedestrian paths with small retail stores and romantic restaurants of all different type of cuisines. All the buildings at the old city of Nafplio have different colors, small balconies and different types of flowers climbing at the walls, all of them giving the sense of an exotic place. This is because there is a low in Greece that does not allow the Landlords to make significant changes at their buildings so all of them still have the architectural and colors of the ancient Greece.

The main street that crosses the old city of Nafplio and is accessible by car is the “Vasilisis Amalias Street”. It starts from the Kapodistrias Statue and goes all the way to the main meet point in the port of Nafplio that is called “The P”. As you drive at the Vasilis Amalias St towards the West all the area at you left hand is the most well-known area of the old city of Nafplio. At your right and between where you are till the port is another area with walking paths all of them leading to the main port of the city.

Two of the most well-known pedestrian paths in the old city of Nafplio are the streets “Vasileos Konstantinou St” and “Staikopoulou St”. They are parallel to each other and parallel to the coastline at the port. At these two streets you will find small retail stores if you wish to buy souvenirs or small gifts to each other and a lot of different type of cuisine restaurants as well.

Another romantic route that we use to take our partners is the route from the “P” of the port till the very end where the lighthouse is located. It is a nice walking route where at your right hand you can enjoy the amazing view at the Bourtzi Castle while at you left hand are different coffee shops- bars.

Acronafplia Castle

If you watch Nafplio from distance you will see that there are two main Hills in the city. The one at the East is the Palamidi Hill while the other one at the West is the Acronafplia one, meaning the edge of Nafplio. This is one of the most romantic places that you will find in the city. You can go there either driving from downtown or walking from different places across the old city of Nafplio.

The most Romantic place in the Acronafplia is the clock. It is located at the very top and from there you will have an amazing view at the city and the suburbs and the Romantic Palamidi Castle as well.

The best time to visit Acronafplia is either early in the morning where it will be very quiet and the only sound that you will hear is the birds singing or during the evening to enjoy the romantic sunset. The main advantage that you have from Acronafplia is that you can enjoy the view both at the North where the main city is located and at the South.

There are different places that you can stop while walking to the top in order to enjoy the amazing view and take some of the best photos you ever had! Natural Balconies, Castle Walls, Natural Windows, Paved Path, Natural Tunnels.

The Famous Round of Arvanitia

The Famous Round of Arvanitia is the place that almost every new couple goes for their wedding photos. It is a small path parallel to the sea with amazing view and a lot of places with staircases that allow you to go closer to the sea surface.

It is one the most popular paths of Nafplio as it goes all the way round underneath the Acronafplia Hill. As you walk you have the hill all the way to end at the one hand while at the other you have the Argolic Gulf.

The most well-known places for amazing photos are the cave and the lighthouse.

In the beginning of the path you will meet the “Banieres”, The “Yacht Club” with the natural swimming pool.

At the very end of the Hill is the “Panagitsa Lighthouse” from where you can enjoy the amazing view to both Palamidi Castle and the Bourtzi Fortresses.

Romantic Restaurants-Bars

There is nothing more valuable when you are with your beloved one than a nice place where you can spend some romantic time together enjoying a nice cocktail or a good dinner next to the sea. In the surrounding Nafplio area there a few options that can give you the ability to come closer together.

The first place in the city of Nafplio where you can enjoy a romantic dinner or cocktail next to the sea is at the only beach located in the city of Nafplio, the Arvanitia beach. There is only one place there, the Blue Blank that is an all-day café-restaurant-bar. It has tables and booths right next to the sea so the only one who will bother you is the moon or the waves!

The second place where you can mainly enjoy drinks together is all the area right in front of the Bourtzi Castle. There are different coffee-bars with seats with view right in the romantic Bourtzi castle.

Another amazing option for a romantic drink with the company of the moon is the “Red Rock Bar” at Tolo. It is a place with balconies at different levels right on top of the sea that provides you with the privacy needed. Its name comes from the rock that you will see right in front of you that in the night is lighted with red colour!

In addition there are several options for restaurants located at the paths in the old city of Nafplio, where you can enjoy lunch or dinner with the view at the Venetian architecture buildings.

The Five Brothers – Port Lighthouse

All the locals have specific places that they will take their beloved one especially at the first dates the relationship is “at the honey”. A popular place that you can spend some romantic time together is at the very end at the port. The first place is The Five Brothers underneath from Acronafplia. Its name comes from five cannons that are exactly the same as brothers. You can sit next to the cannons and enjoy the amazing view at the Bourtzi Castle and the Argolic Gulf. Especially the nights with moon, you will enjoy the amazing reflection of the moon at the surface of the sea that is ideal for the sweetest words that he ever told you.

If you take the staircases to the North you can walk till the very end, where the lighthouse is. Just behind the lighthouse there are natural seats on the rocks or at the base of the lighthouse where you can private sit together and only thing that will bother you is the relaxing sound from the sea waves and the light from the lighthouse that, as it flashes, will create a very romantic atmosphere for the two of you.

Romantic Walk at the old Train Station – Walk at the park

Another place that deserves your attention as a couple is the old train station. It is located right behind the Kolokotronis Park, 3min walk from Vida Residential Apartments. Kolokotronis park is the biggest park in the city that gives you the option to walk in the nature right in downtown Nafplio. There are small paths and benches from where you can enjoy the amazing view at the Palamidi Castle. Right behind the Kolokotronis Park is located the old train station. There you can take some romantic photos inspired from another era.


If you choose Nafplio for your romantic getaways, we can support with the best accommodation in the town. Explore our properties – HERE.

Hidden Paradises – 10 Secret incredible beautiful places to visit this winter – Peloponnese,Greece

The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus is a peninsula and geographic region in southern Greece. It is connected to the central part of the country by the Isthmus of Corinth land bridge which separates the Gulf of Corinth from the Saronic Gulf.

The Peloponnese is a peninsula that covers an area of some 21,549.6 square kilometres (8,320.3 sq mi) and constitutes the southernmost part of mainland Greece. While technically it may be considered an island since the construction of the Corinth Canal in 1893, like other peninsulas that have been separated from their mainland by man-made bodies of waters, it is rarely, if ever, referred to as an “island”.

The peninsula has a mountainous interior and deeply indented coasts, being a great destinations 365 days per year.

Below you can find all the secret and incredible beautiful places of the region that deserve your time to visit, but first I would like to advice you on this – use a base to explore all these areas – it will be more convenient and more easy for you.

You can use as your base:

Nafplio city (find more HERE)

The city is well developed giving you great options for accommodation and dining.

The secret paradises:

Lake Doxa – Stymfalia – Nemea (find more HERE)

Trikala Corinthia (find more HERE)

Vytina, Menalo (find more HERE)

Stemnitsa, Dimitsana (find more HERE)

Kalavryta (find more HERE)

All the above hidden paradises are ideal for your winter getaways.

Heaven on Earth – all you need to know to explore the most beautiful region of Greece, Peloponnese

The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus is a peninsula and geographic region in southern Greece. It is connected to the central part of the country by the Isthmus of Corinth land bridge which separates the Gulf of Corinth from the Saronic Gulf.

The Peloponnese is a peninsula that covers an area of some 21,549.6 square kilometres (8,320.3 sq mi) and constitutes the southernmost part of mainland Greece. While technically it may be considered an island since the construction of the Corinth Canal in 1893, like other peninsulas that have been separated from their mainland by man-made bodies of waters, it is rarely, if ever, referred to as an “island”.

The peninsula has a mountainous interior and deeply indented coasts, being a great destinations 365 days per year.

Find all you need to know in order to explore Peloponnese during Winter – HERE.

Find all you need to know in order to explore Peloponnese during Spring and Summer – HERE.

There is no way that you will choose Peloponnese for your vacation and you will not love it. It is great for couples, families and groups of people who really want to enjoy the natural beauty!

4 Reasons Love (and your relationship) does not last

How to make sure your love and your relationship will last

YOU WILL OFTEN HEAR PEOPLE AROUND YOU SAY “Take it easy, do not pay so much attention on him/her”

Or, if they see you really excited with him/her, they will warn you “Take it easy, he/she will take you for granted”

There is even that popular phrase we’ve all heard a thousands times

“The Man/Woman will take advantage of you if they understand you are all in with them”

All of the above phrases have the same point – you – not to pay attention to your love, to him/her

Today, I want you to think about it like this:

The biggest reason people tell you to do less is because they quit doing more

They cannot afford to have you doing more as it reminds them of what they refuse to do.

Hence, they warn you about “doing the wrong thing by doing more”.

Well, all relationships in this life, as everything else, need your attention to grow

Think about this – did you ever buy a flower at home? Did it grow once you forgot to change its water? I am sure no, right?

Everything that has a lack of attention never grow and it is the same also with your relationship and your love

Make sure you pay enough attention to your beloved ones, by the time your relationship with them matters for you

Nowadays life is busy and fast. We all easily forget to remind to our love that we care for them, that we love them

Daily routine and work tasks consume the biggest part of your day. You end up home late, totally uninterested to show any kind of attention to anyone, right?

You just want to relax and rest and remove the stress from yourself

What if, which by the way it always happens, your beloved one had also a similar day?

You both end up focusing and paying attention only on yourselves and how to feel better after a difficult day

And then it comes this time that you feel far away, with no communication, with no intimacy, with no interest

You already know the next step, I am sure you experienced it already before

So what? Will you accept the same to happen? At the end of the day, are you trying to find reasons for you not be together or to be?

If you want to be together, both happy and both supporting your love to grow, pay attention to your beloved one, your love, your relationship

Did you already think about the first objection? what, don’t you have enough time? There is never time, we create time, you have to create the time

You have to create the time for you, for him/her, for your relationship, for your love, for the great moments that you deserve to experience together

At the end, everything is about the moments you live together, the memories you both have that keeps you connected when things are good, right?

Go back and remember yourself as a child, your family and all the memories you have with them

Don’t you think first for the nice moments you experienced together? Don’t you thing of them and laugh full of happiness?

It is the same in your relationship with your love. What you parents did for you back then? They gave you their attention, right?

Do the same, give your attention to your love.

Want to know the reason relationships and love do not last? As per the surveys, the 4 main reasons are:

4 REASONS LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS DO NOT LAST

Lack of communication

Lack of romance

Lack of moments together

Lack of understanding

Don’t you think that behind these 4, what really is missing, it is the attention?

How can you pay attention and do not listen to your beloved one’s needs? How can you pay attention on your beloved one and your relationship needs and have lack of romance? How can you pay attention and not to create together nice moments? How not to understand each other?

Attention is what you have to give and get back and the most of the times, if you give it, it returns back to you

Before you to say no, think this – if you pay attention to your love, your relationship will be better and you will be happier, right?

Paying attention is not just do things expecting your beloved one will do back to you the same

Paying attention is feeding your relationship with support and understanding, by understanding the other person, your beloved one and his/her needs

Do not forget this, every relationship is an exchange – an exchange of value from the one person to other and the opposite

And the best way to exchange value is by offering solutions to the other person’s needs

Before to move your head on a negative way regarding the above phrase, remember this – your parents loved you because you exchanged with them the value of being their own child – the person they created in this life and you loved them back because they were always there to support you in this life to become a good human, supporting you from A to Z

You go to work everyday and you exchange your time with the support you are getting that helps you to find solutions for your needs, right?

Your employer is having more hours available for its clients – using your time – you get a salary and with this you offer yourself and your family

Every relationship needs attention and yours, needs your attention

If you wonder how you can pay attention to your love and your relationship, the answer is easy – offer quality time to it

Create time, time is not available, you create it

Add quality time to your relationship and you will be excited from the results you will see

Already thinking how you can add quality time to it?

Think of this – are you having quality time when you both are tired and sleep next to each other without to even think of talking to each other about your day?

Are you having quality time when you are not alone by yourselves?

Are you having quality time when you do not add great moments?

Are you having quality time when you are not relaxed to just sit down and hug each other?

Are you having quality time when you do not build trust in your relationship?

Are you having quality time when you do not take together breaks from the daily routine?

If you answered NO to above questions, you did well. You can’t have quality time when you keep repeating the same things everyday.

You can’t have quality time together when you do not escape your daily routine, when you do not add new experiences, when you do not give time to yourselves to know each other better

How to make sure that you and your beloved can spend quality time together?

Escape often, escape your daily routine, give freedom to yourselves and your relationship to grow

Surveys show that couples who travel more often together, they enjoy a better sex life, a better relationship

Don’t you agree that during your vacations, you have more time available to spend with your beloved one, paying attention to each other?

If yes, travel more together! The result you will see in your relationship will be the best you ever thought!

The best 6-Day long winter Getaway in Greece

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

DAY 2 – Lake Doxa, Stymfalia, Nemea

DAY 3 – Trikala, Corinthia

DAY 4 – Vytina, Menalo

DAY 5 – Stemnitsa, Dimitsana

DAY 6 – Nafplio

This getaway combines Argolida Region, Corinth Region, Arcadia Region and Lakonia Region. It is a great getaway in Peloponnese for those of you who like winter, mountains, nature, adventure, winter sports.

We as locals enjoy all the above places on daily trips! We believe you will love it.

By the way, if you need support with your accommodation in Nafplio, we operate the best apartments in the city. Explore our apartments here:

And take advantage of our weekly special offer HERE.