Mykonos island, Greece | Vacation in Greece by Vida Hospitality

A lot of people from all over the world wonder if Mykonos is in Greece or if Greece is in Mykonos. From this statement alone someone can understand how popular is the island in Cyclades called Mykonos, or the Ibiza of Greece as some people say.

Well, Mykonos is one of the most famous cosmopolitan islands, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades at the Aegean Sea at the East side of Greece. According to the mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules and it too its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”.


How to go to Mykonos

You can go to Mykonos either by a ferry or with a plane.

Mykonos International Airport connects Mykonos with both Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece and with other European destinations as well. You can find more information about flights from and to Mykonos at the airport’s website: HERE

There are ferry connections between Mykonos and Athens from either Rafina (Closer to the International Airport of Athens) or from Piraeus (Closer to the city center) and from other islands of the Aegean Sea as well. You can book online your ferry tickets to Mykonos HERE.


Mykonos Windmills

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One of the most famous typical highlights of the Aegean Sea and a landmark of Mykonos are the windmills that are located at the west side of the chora of Mykonos. During the 17th and 18th centuries the island had more than twenty windmills, which contributed to the wheat production, a fundamental element of the island’s economic development. Today there are seven of the windmills that are maintained in a decent condition and everyone that visits Mykonos will take at least one picture at this area.

Little Venice

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One of the most popular neighborhoods of Mykonos and one of the most romantic places at the island is the Little Venice. The Little Venice is replete with elegant and gorgeous old houses that are situated on the edge of the sea. One of the most amazing about the Little Venice in Italy is the amazing view to the sunset. Some of the most popular artists from all over the world have used the magnetic beauty of the Little Venice in their priceless artworks, etchings, and paintings thereby promoting the reputation this neighborhood to the outside world. There are plenty of entertainment options such as clubs, bars, cafes and high end restaurants located in Little Venice.

The Matogianni Street

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The heart of the island is known by the locals and tourists to be the Matogianni Street in Chora. The street is very popular for two reasons. First it is the place where all the toursits will for sure pass when visiting Mykonos and second it is the place where an open mall with stores from the most well-known designers is located. It is the paradise for women who love shopping and can find there from handmade jewellery to souvenir shops. In the summer time the stores remain open until midnight and celebrities from all over the world can be seen there.

Mykonos Old Port – Peter the Pelican

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A great area to walk especially in the night time is the old port of Mykonos. There you can find many cafes and restaurants overlooking the sea and you can enjoy amazing walks to the small paths. The old port of Mykonos is very popular also because it is the home of the symbol of Mykonos, the famous pelican that hears to the name of Petros (Peter) the pelican!

The Rarity Gallery

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In the chora of Mykonos is located the Rarity Gallery. This attraction was established in 1995 and the creators mission is to offer an original, selected and carefully composed aesthetic experience to strengthen the appreciation of the contemporary art, while calorizing the artists, their exposure and reputation. At the Rarity Gallery you can expect to discover new artists as well as unique pieces ranging from sculptures to oil paintings that develop a high level of talent.

The Archeological Museum of Mykonos

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At the chora of Mykonos is located the Archeological Museum. Th exhibition of the museum includes a large number of vases, ranging from the prehistoric to the late Hellenistic period (25th – 21st century B.C.) grave statues, stelae and funerary urns from Rheneia and very few from Mykonos. The museum contains the Funerary statues and grave stelae dating from the 2nd/1st century B.C, Pottery dating from the 25th to the 1st century B.C., Clay figurines dated to the 2nd/1st century B.C., Jewellery and small objects of the 2nd/1st century B.C.

The Armenisits Lighthouse

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One of the must-see and the most romantic places on the North-West part of Mykonos, at Fanari area, is the Armenistis Lighthouse that is 19m tall and was built in 1891 and remains in fully functionality today and overlooks the stretch of sparkling blue water between Mykonos and the neighboring island of Tinos.

The decision to build the Armenistis Lighthouse was prompted by the sinking of the British steamship Volta in 1887 at the north coast of the island where eleven people lost their lives in that unfortunate incident.


Churches in Mykonos

Church of Panagia Paraportiani

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The church of Panagia Paraportiani (Virgin Mary) is among the most photographed churches in the whole world. It is located at the entrance of the Kastro neighborhood, right by the sea and its name means standing next to the entrance door, meaning that the church was next to the Castle door. The special thing about this church is that it consists of five small churches that were built one next to the other. The church of Agios Efstathios is located in the center of the complex and is surrounded by the churches of Agios Anargyros, Agios Sozon and Agia Anastasia. On top of the four churches, there is the church of Panagia Paraportiani, which looks like a dome. The churches were constructed between 14th to 17th century and there were renovations till 1920.

Agios Nikolaos Church

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Agios Nikolaos is a small Orthodox Church that was built during the 4th century in honor of Saint Nicholas, the protector of sailors and fisherman. It is located at the old port of Mykonos right next to the sea. It belongs to the post-Byzantine era and has a minimal interior with a few icons of the Virgin Mary and the Apostles. The exterior of the church is in harmony with the traditional architecture of the islands as it consists of a picturesque white building with a blue dome.

Paleokastro Monastery

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Close to the village Ano Mera in Mykonos on top of a hill is located the Paleokastro Monastery. It is a nunnery (female monastery) and it dates from the 18th century. Its architecture is the typical on of the Cycladic and it took its name from the remains of the Gizi Castle right next to the monastery that was also known as Paleokastro.

The Monastery of Panagia Tourliani

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Another monastery that is located in Ano Mera village is the monastery of Panagia Tourliani. The monastery was originally built in 1542 by two priests and was initially named after the Presentation of Virgin Mary. The monastery was restored in 1767 and took its present name after an icon of the Virgin Mary found in the nearby are of Tourlos. At the yard of the monastery there is a marble fountain while in the interior there is an impressive wooden iconostasis and are icons of apostles and saints on the iconostasis as well as scenes from the New Tastament.


The Archeological Site of Delos

The uninhabited island of Delos is a World Heritage Site and one of the most important archeological sites of Greece. It is just a short ferry ride from Mykonos, with departures from Mykonos town in the morning and return in early or mid-afternoon. You can book a ticket from Mykonos to Delos HERE.

According to the Greek Mythology, Delos was the birth-place of Apollo and Artemis. The first evidence of habitation on the island dates from the 3rd millennium B.C. In the 7th century B.C. Delos was already known Ionic center because of its religious importance as the birth-place of Apollo. Athenian influence was inhabited on the sanctuary with the first purification of Delos by Peisistratos in 540 B.C. but it gradually developed into a proper domination lasting until the end of the 4th century B.C. The independence of the island lasted until 166 B.C. when Romans gave it over to the Athenians. The second Athenian domination started with the expulsion of the Delians to Achaia, in the Peloponnese.

During Mithridates wars against the Romans, Delos suffered severe damage in the raids of 88 and 69 B.C. Since then the island prosperity gradually came to an end. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. only a small settlement existed on Delos and, as Christianity had gradually replaced the ancient religion, the island finally lost its importance.

The Agora of the “Hermaistes” or “Competaliastes”.

One of the main markets of the Hellenistic city, the Agora that is dated to the last quarter of the 2nd century B.C., is an open square abutting the Sacred Harbour, paved with large flat stones. On the north side lies the Portico of Philip and a small Ionic temple dedicated to Hermes, the god of commerce while on the east and south sides of the market there were shops and workshops. At the center of the Agora stand one square and one round marble monuments that are dedicated to Hermes.

The Temple of the Delians

The latest and largest of the three temples dedicated to Apollo is the Temple of the Delians od The Grand Temple. The construction of the Tempe started in 478 B.C but stopped around the middle of the 5th century B.C., when the treasury of the Delian League was transferred to Athens. The work was never actually finished even it resumed during the perod of the Delian independence. The architecture is peripteral Doric with six columns on each of the narrow sides and thirteen on each of the long ones.

The Minoan Fountain

The Minoan Fountain, dedicated to “Minoan Nymphs”, is a public well hewn in the rock. The fountain was covered by a square building that was open of the south side. The water level could be reached by the stone steps on the south side. The fountain was constructed in the 6th century B.C. and remained in use until the late Hellenistic period, when it was converted into a house.

Terrace of the Lions

The marble lions, dedicated to Apollo by the Nexians in 7th century B.C. stand in a row facing eastwards, toward the Sacred lake. Even originally there were total of sixteen lions, nowadays only five lions and the remains of three more stand at the site. The lions were the eternal guardians of the Sanctuary and were bordering the west side of the road leading from the harbor to the Temples.

The Theatre

Originally the theater was constructed in the 3rd century B.C. from marble and later on it was replaced by a wooden one. The first raw of seats, as at all the other theatres of the Ancient Greece, was reserved for officials and dignitaries. On top the first raw there were twenty-six stone tiers in the lower part and seventeen more in the upper part (epitheatron) of the theatre. The theatre could accommodate almost 5.000 spectators. In front of the round orchestra, the remains of the stage-building (skene) are to be seen.

The Temple of Isis

At the archeological site of Delos is a small Doric Temple within a sanctuary shared by the familiar triad Serapis, Isis and Anubis, located on a high terrace by the foothill of Cynthus. It was constructed in the beginning of the 2nd century B.C. and it was repaired by the Athenians in 135 B.C. and still contains the cult statue of the goddess. Isis, known by a variety of cult names, gave people good health and fortune and protected the sailors.

The Temple of Hera

The Temple of Hera is a Doric Temple that was constructed in around 500 B.C. under its cella were revealed the foundation of an earlier temple, dating back to the beginning of the 7th century B.C.


Beaches in Mykonos

Korfos Beach – Directions HERE

Kapari Beach – Directions HERE

Ornou Beach – Directions HERE

Psarou Beach – High End Area – Highly Recommended – Directions HERE

Platis Gialos Beach – Highly Recommended – Directions HERE

Paradise Beach – Party – Directions HERE

Super Paradise Beach – Party – Highly Recommended – Directions HERE

Kalo Livadi Beach – Directions HERE

Ftelia Beach – Directions HERE

Agios Sostis Beach – Directions HERE


Restaurants in Mykonos

On the island of Mykonos there are many different options for dining. I would recommend you to check the restaurant before you visit it because on the island there are restaurants for big wallets!!

Kalita Restaurant – Mediterranean Cuisine – Directions HERE

Blue Myth Restaurant – Seafood – Directions HERE

To Apomero – Greek Seafood Cuisine – Directions HERE

Yialo-Yialo – Italian Cuisine – Directions HERE

Local Mykonos – Steakhouse – Directions HERE

Lyo Sushi Bar – Sushi – Directions HERE

Kazarma – European Cuisine – Directions HERE

Vegera – Greek Cuisine – Directions HERE

Compass – Mediterranean Cuisine – Directions HERE

Nammos Restaurant – Very Popular – Directions HERE


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Pylos, West Messinia, Greece | Explore Peloponnese by Vida Hospitality

Pylos is a town located at the South-West of the Peloponnese region. Historically known as Navarino has been inhabited since Neolithic times. During the history it had different names such as the French name Port-de-Jonc and the Italian one, Navarino.

Pylos was a significant kingdom in Mycenaean Greece, with remains of so-called “Palace of Nestor”, named after Nestor the king of Pylos in Homer’s Iliad. It had an important role during the Peloponnesian War and became the site of the Battle of Pylos in 425 BC. During 13th century it became part of the Frankish Principality of Achaea. Pylos became under control of the Republic of Venice from 1417 until 1500 and during 1685-1715. There was a Russian occupation between April 10th of 1770-1771 during the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774 and under the Ottoman Empire until the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence in 1821.


The Neokastro

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Strategically located at the west of the town, the Neokastro or Niokastro of Pylos was built in blocks of stone by the Turks in 1573, when they dominated Greece in order to guard and protect the southern entrance of the bay of Navarino and defend the port and the region.

In the Neocastro the is the hexagonal acropolis that was used as a prison up until 1900 and during the World War II. The Navarino Castle was used as a base for the invasion of Crete during the opening stages of the Cretan War.

Old Navarino Castle

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On the Northern edge of the bay, on top of the 200-metre rock formation is located the Old Navarino Castle. Although there are no physical barriers to access, the castle ruins have been declared “closed” because the structure is considered dangerous. The Castle was built by Nicholas II of Saint Omer, the lord of Thebes, who in c. 1281 received extensive lands in Messenia in exchange for ceding his wife’s possessions of Kalamata and Chlemoutsi to the princely domain.

The Castle remained unimportant until the naval battle in 1354 between Venice and Genoa and an episode in 1364, during the conflict between Mary of Bourbon and he Prince Philip of Taranto, due to Mary’s attempt to claim Principality following the death of her husband, Robert of Taranto. In 1423, Navarino, like the rest of the Peloponnese, suffered its first Ottoman raid, led by Turakhan Bey, which was repeated in 1452.

The Bay Course Navarino

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The World-Class Golf Course of Navarino is operating since October of 2011. It is an 18-hole, 70 par seaside Bay Course at Navarino Bay that is designed by Robert Trent Jones II. The course provides both fund and experience at all levels of golfers. Golfers experience four different Seaside greens framed by a scenic backdrop of the tranquil waters of the Bay of Navarino. The bay’s natural beauty is showcased on hole #4, a short and strategic par 4 directly fronting the bay with the town of Pylos visible in the background. This challenging hole offers tremendous visual appeal.

The Rene Puaux Exhibition

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The Rene Puaux Exhibition is a Museum located right next to the port of Pylos. It is a red mansion that was donated by Rene Puaux (1878-1937) who bequeathed porcelain, engravings and lithographs on the condition that the be exhibited at Pylos , near the battle’s location. In the museum there is. collection with exhibits from the War of Independence with a focus on the Battle of Navarino.

Costa Navarino Resort

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One of the best resorts located in Greece, focused on family vacation and high-end tourism is located at the Peloponnese region close to Pylos. The area with the buildings and the villas consists of 256,000 m2. In addition, there are several areas close by with private sports centers and golf courses.


Beaches Near Pylos

Gialova Beach – Directions HERE

Divari Golden Sand Beach – Directions HERE

Voidokilia Beach – (Highly Recommended) – Directions HERE

Glossa Beach – Directions HERE

Romanos Beach – Directions HERE

Vromoneri Beach – Directions HERE


Restaurants near Pylos

Katerina’s Tavern Restaurant – Seafood – Directions HERE

Taverna o Koukos – Seafood – Directions HERE

Poseidonia Restaurant Café – Greek Cuisine – Directions HERE

Taverna to Spitiko – Mediterranean Cuisine – Directions HERE

Navarino food culture by Trichordo – Mediterranean Cuisine – Directions HERE


A great way to explore Peloponnese is by using one major place as your base and explore the region on daily trips. Nafplio, which by the way is one of the most beautiful Greek cities, is ideal to be your base for this amazing experience. Find all the options you will have for daily trips – to explore Peloponnese HERE.

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Monemvasia, Peloponnese | Vacation in Greece by Vida Hospitality

Monemvasia

Monemvasia is a small town located at a small island that is connected to the mainland by a short causeway 200m in length at the South-East part of the Peloponnese region.

The town’s name is a synthetic word deriving from the two Greek words, mone and emvasia meaning “single entrance”. People worldwide know it with the nicknames of the Gibraltar of the East, the Rock, the Italian Malvasia.

The town was founded by inhabitants of the mainland in 583. From the 10th century AD, the town developed into an important trade and maritime center. Monemvasia was a part of the Byzantine Empire and remained until 1460. It was the seat of an imperial governor, a landing place for Byzantine operations against the Franks, the main port of shipment for Malmsey wine, and one of the most dangerous lairs of corsairs in the Levant. It seems that in 1419 the rock had become the possession of Venice, though it soon returned to the Despot. The town was fairly prosperous under the Venetian rule until the peace of 1502-3, in which it lost its lands source of its food supply and of Malmsey wine. The Ottomans ruled the town until the brief Venetian recovery in 1690 and then again from 1715 to 1821 at the Greek War of Independence.

The Castle

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The Castle in Monemvasia is divided into a lower and an upper town. Many ruins of the original 800 houses and only four out of the original forty churches can be found in the lower town. The upper town is built on top of the rock and is protected by walls. There are the ruins of the Byzantine houses and public buildings and a vast cistern that ensured a water supply at times of siege. A fortified zigzag path from the upper town leads to the Fortress of Goulas on the summit overlooking the town of Monemvasia. At the entrance there is a tunnel that still retains its gates. Among the ruins of houses and christens of the acropolis of the upper town stands St. Sophia, a Byzantine church found on a plan similar to that of Daphni in Athens.

Archeological Museum

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The Archeological Museum in Monemvasia is located at one of the best-preserved buildings that was a former Muslim Mosque. At the Museum there are findings from the history of Monemvasia, such as remains of the fortress, walls, temples and houses.

In addition, findings that were used in the daily life of the inhabitants of Monemvasia and ceramic objects, sculptures and marble temples present the permanent exhibition of the Museum. The former Mosque was built during the 16th century and was converted into a Frankish church, a prison and a Greek Kafeneion through the years. From 1999 until today it is the Archeological Museum.

Churches

The Church of Elkomenos Christos

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Right next to the Archeological Museum of Monemvasia is located the most famous church of the castle town, the Church of Elkomenos Christos. The church is dedicated to Christ who was led chained to Crucifixion, which is why it celebrates on Hoy Thursday in Easter.

The church was constructed in 1697, probably on the site of a former church founded in the 6th – 7th century. At the entrance of the church there are two thrones at the left and at the east that were dedicated to the Byzantine Emperor and Empress. Inside the church there are Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons, including the icon of Christ in chains before He was crucified and the Crown of Thorns on His head.

Church of Agia Sophia

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At the top of the hill is located one of the oldest and most important Byzantine churches of Greece, the church of Agia Sophia. The church was originally established in the 12th century by the Byzantine Emperor Andronicus II and was dedicated to Panagia Hodegetria, which means the Virgin who leads the way.

After the Greek Independence it was dedicated to the Wisdom of God and then it took its name Agia Sophia. Even if during the history time and wars had caused serious damages to the church, it was restored in the 20th century and stands at the point from where you will enjoy the most amazing views to Aegean Sea.

Church of Panagia Chrysafitissa

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At the edge of the town of Monemvasia is located the church of Panagia Chrysafitissam a beautiful 17th century whitewashed church that operates even today.

The Lighthouse of Monemvasia

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Another must-see monument of the town of Monemvasia is the historic lighthouse that is located at the very end of the hill. The lighthouse was built by the British in 1896 and automated in 1960 the lighthouse has been recently renovated.

The tower is seven meters (23feet) tall and its focal plane is 15 meters (49 feet). The original stone tower, ruined during World War II, was built near the remains of the Venetian fortress of Monemvasia.

Beaches

Monemvasia Swimming Area – Directions HERE

Monemvasia Beach – Directions HERE



Pori Beach – Directions HERE



Ambelakia Beach – Directions HERE

Restaurants in Monemvasia

Voltes – Mediterranean cuisine – Directions HERE

Oinomelo Castle – Mediterranean cuisine – Directions HERE

Mateo’s – Seafood – Directions HERE

The Cannon – Italian cuisine – Directions HERE

Skorpios Restaurant – Greek cuisine – Directions HERE

Chrisovoulo Restaurant – Seafood & Wine Bar – Directions HERE


Monemvasia is one of the greatest places that deserve your time to visit once in Peloponnese. For those of you who choose to explore the Peloponnese region, you can use Nafplio as your base and explore many great places on short distance from the city. Find your full guide HERE.

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Methoni village in Messenia | Peloponnese, Greece by Vida Hospitality

Methoni is a village in Messenia at the South-West part of the Peloponnese region. It is said that its name may be derived from Mothona, a mythical rock. During the Venetian occupation in the area the village was named by the Italian name of Modone. The small peninsula was fortified from the ancient times. According to Thucydides the fortification of the city during the Peloponnesian war in 431 B.C. wasn’t strong at all.

After the end of the 2nd Messinian War, people from Nafplio were settled in Methoni after they were chased away by the Argeians as allies of the Lacaedemonians. They had built a strong relationship with the inhabitants of Methoni and this is the reason that they remained at the city even after the independence of Messinia from Spartans in 369 B.C. when Messinians returned at their home town.

During the Byzantine years Methoni remained autonomous and continued to remain a remarkable harbor and one of the most important cities of the Peloponnese region. The geographic location of Methoni, a harbor in the middle of the route from Venice to the East, caused Venetians to have a close eye to the harbor and in 1125 they launched an attack against the pirates who used it as a shelter, because they had captured Venetian traders on their way against home from the East. During the Venetian occupation in the area in 1209 both Methoni and Koroni became important trade canters with great prosperity.

Directions for Methoni – HERE

The Castle of Methoni

The Castle of Methoni occupies the whole area of the cape and the South-West coast to the small islet that has also been fortified with an octagonal tower and is protected by the sea on its three sides. At the North part of the castle, where now extends the city of Methoni is located the heavily fortified acropolis of the Castle. Venetians, during their two occupations in Mehtoni had an important role on the construction and repairs to the Castle of Methoni.

The main entrance of the Castle is accessed by a stone bridge of 14 arches. The entrance gate ends in an arch framed on the right and left by pilasters with Corinthian capitals. Right after the central Gate a domed road leads to the interior of the Castle after passing two more gates with the last one being the place where the habitable part was and which separated from the north part with a vertical low wall aprox 6 meters long that was fortified with five towers.

In the interior of the Caste there are ruins of the houses of the Venetian lords, the paved street that led to the sea gate, the ruins of the Turkish bath, the Byzantine church of St. Sophia, parts of Doric pillars, a monolithic granite pillar.

Directions for the Castle of Methoni – HERE

Beaches near Methoni

Methoni Beach – Directions HERE

Beach Critika – Directions HERE

Lampes Beach – Directions HERE

Koumpares Beach – Directions HERE

Restaurants in Methoni

Sapientza restaurant – Greek cuisine – Directions HERE

Palia Istoria – Seafood – Directions HERE

Andreas Alector Cuisine – Mediterranean cuisine – Directions HERE

Nikos Tavern – Mediterranean Cuisine – Directions HERE

Peloponnese is the most beautiful region of the Greece mainland. With many nice cities and small villages, super family friendly, with amazing beaches and some of the country’s best traditional food!

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Nafplio Marathon 2020 | Sunday 8 March 2020, Nafplio, Greece

Nafplio Marathon 2020

Nafplio Marathon is an event that takes part every year in the city of Nafplio. This year, 2020, the official day is the 8th of March.

Nafplio Marathon is a running sporting event of high standards and at the same time, a pioneering event that has created a multifaceted social event with numerous actions & programmes that promote health, education and culture!
The Event includes the races: Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5km & 2,5 km fun run!

The Event is organized by the Municipality of Nafplio (DOPPAT) in cooperation with the Nafplio track and field athletic clubs, Regional Union of Argolis, under the support of Chamber of Commerce of Argolis, Administration of Education of Argolis, Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece and under the auspices of PSAT, EOT, SEGAS and AIMS.

You can register for the event at the official website – HERE.

Nafplio city

Called one of the most beautiful and most romantic Greek cities, located  only 120 km from Athens, Nafplion takes pride in being also the first capital of the modern Greece.

Turbulent  history  has shaped its architecture and overall culture and tradition, so expect to experience Frankish, Venetian and Turkish influence combined in one idilic mosaic picture that will make you fall in love with this city.

With more than 320 sunny days per year, Nafplio is by far a top destination for your holidays any time of the year.

A picturesque old city downtown, full of pedestrian street next to the port, two castles, one fortress and many beaches in and close to the city, Nafplio is a place where you can relax and enjoy great moments with your beloved one and your family.

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Most beautiful City

Nafplio is by far the most beautiful city in Greece and one of the most picturesque places you ever visited

Family Friendly

Nafplio is very family friendly city, full of pedestrians streets, parks and kids playgrounds.

MUST SEE

Nafplio is located only 20km away from the 2 most visited archeological sites in Greece, Ancient Epidaurus and Ancient Mycenae

2 castles, 1 fortress

Nafplio is a city full of monuments. Palamidi castle, Acronafplia castle and Bourtzi fortress are some of the city’s landmarks

Top dining options

Nafplio offers a big range of different dining options, so you can enjoy the original Greek cuisine

Your full guide for Nafplio

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Find what to do and what to see in Nafplio, Greece – HERE.

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