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Nafplion Town

Nafplion: The Bourtzi Castle

Nafplion: The Bourtzi Castle

Welcome to Nafplion!

The lovely seaside town of Nafplion (also sometimes called Nauplia or Nafplio) is the capital and administrative center of the prefecture of Argolida, and is an excellent base from which to explore the two nearby World Heritage sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae. It is an area steeped in history and has a long connection with the sea, as it is named after the Argonaut son of Poseidon!

It has a lovely harbor front and a well-protected harbor, and it is a frequent port-of-call for cruise ships, whose passengers get a peek at this lovely town, or go on to visit Epidaurus and Mycenae. Nafplio today is a modern, seaside town of 12,000 inhabitants. It has lovely streets populated by beautiful Venetian-style houses and neoclassical buildings, lots of good restaurants, harborfront cafes, and excellent shopping around Constitution Square (Plateia Syntagmatos), including a wide variety of handcrafts, ceramics, and jewelry.

The town is quite picturesque and combines the beauty of the Venetian era, with a subtle Turkish influence, and the grandeur of the 19th century neoclassical period. Other attractions of the town include an excellent Archaeological Museum; St. Spiridonas Church, where the first Governor of the newly liberated in 1828 Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias was assassinated; and the mosque at Constitution Square. As far as the legendary Nafplion Castles are concerned, Akronafplia, Bourtzi and Palamidi, we make special reference in the Traveler's Information text "Nafplio: History and its Castles" following further down in this page.


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Rex Hotel

A medium-size hotel in an excellent location, the Rex offers 42 comfortable and spacious guest rooms and suites, together with a spacious lobby, bar, breakfast room, and cafe.

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Category: 3-Star Hotels
Location: Peloponnese (Mainland Region) | Argolida (Prefecture) | Nafplion Town
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Grande Bretagne

This beautiful neoclassical building dating to 1878 occupies a marvelous seafront position in the City of Nauplia. Restorations and renovations have kept true to the original structure, and the hotel has 20 elegant rooms and suites.

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Category: 4-Star Hotels
Location: Peloponnese (Mainland Region) | Argolida (Prefecture) | Nafplion Town
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Nafplion Palamidi Fortress

Nafplion Palamidi Fortress
Nafplion Palamidi Fortress at the top of the mountain

Nafplion Palamidi Fortress at the top of the mountain
Nafplion View from Palamidi

Nafplion View from Palamidi
Nafplion Traditional Buildings

Nafplion Traditional Buildings
Nafplion Panoramic View

Nafplion Panoramic View
Nafplion Seaside View

Nafplion Seaside View
Nafplion Gardiki

Nafplion Gardiki
Nafplion Palamidi

Nafplion Palamidi
Nafplion Palamidi Entrance

Nafplion Palamidi Entrance
Tile roofs in Nafplion city

Tile roofs in Nafplion city
Nafplion Town

Nafplion Town