Located in the county of Argolis, in the Peloponnese region, Nafplio is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Greece. Less than two hours from Athens, this cosmopolitan town invites you for authentic Greek experiences of history, culture and gastronomy. Discover the best things to do in the city through our Nafplio travel guide!
Your Nafplio travel guide
Nafplio was the capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834. However, the history of the city dates back thousands of years ago. Myth says that the city was founded by Nafplios, son of Poseidon. From the Argonautic expedition, the Roman and the Byzantine times, to the Ottoman and the Venetian influence, as soon as you set foot on the city, you will be mesmerized by its unique charm and whispers of history.
Take endless strolls along the promenade to admire the Bourtzi, reach the top of Palamidi, get lost in the scenic alleyways of the old town and feel the romance. Do not miss to enjoy original Italian gelato during your strolls!
Napflio is located less than 2 hours away from Athens.
Bourtzi dominates in the harbour of Nafplio. It is a Venetian island castle and it is considered one of the landmarks of the city.
The castle of Palamidi stands proudly above the city. Even though you need to ascend 999 steps in order to reach the top, the view is really worth it!
Tyrins archaeological site is a very important Mycenaean citadel located 8 km from Nafplio. It is considered one of the World Heritage Sites.
Epidaurus could not miss from your Nafplio travel guide. Located on the fertile Argolis plain of the east Peloponnese and blessed with a mild climate and natural springs, Epidaurus was an important sacred center in both ancient Greek and Roman times. The Theater, the Temples of Artemis and Asclepius, the Tholos, the Enkoimeterion, and the Propylaea make the Hieron of Epidaurus an eminent example of a Hellenic architectural ensemble of the 4th century BC.Today, the town offers plenty of vacation opportunities thanks to its tourism infrastructure and cozy taverns. Choose one of the long sandy beaches and enjoy the sun.
The Sanctuary of Asklepius in Epidaurus was the most famous in all ancient Greece, due to the many serious cases that were cured there. Sick people and seekers from all over Greece and the Mediterranean basin arrived there. The Asclepion covered a large area providing facilities such as hostels, a gymnasium and of course a theater.
In Argolis and a half hour drive from Nafplio, the glorious palace of one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenae is waiting to be explored.
Located in Epidaurus, Mouria restaurant serves delicious Mediterannean cuisine and seafood, accompanied with amazing sea views.
Tel: +30 2753 041218
Traditional Greek cuisine located right on the beach. Taste a variety of fresh fish and seafood, as well as grilled and roast cooked options.
Tel: +30 2753 042 130