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Nafplion

Greece

Nafplio

One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834.
According to mythology, the town was founded by Náfplios, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus (Danaida) Anymone. The town’s history traces back to the prehistoric era when soldiers from here participated in the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War alike. The town declined during the Roman times and flourished again during the Byzantine times. Frankish, Venetian and Turkish conquerors left their mark in the town and strongly influenced its culture, architecture and traditions during the centuries. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman fountains and Venetian or neoclassical buildings mesmerize the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty.

The most photographed spot of Náfplio is Bourtzi, the Venetian small fortress standing on the rocky islet of Agioi Theodoroi
Bourtzi used to live the executioners of Palamidi prisoners. In the summer there is a regular boat from port to the fortress. Also there are taking place form summer festivals on the islet

Food and Drink

In this region have oranges, olive trees, grapes, potatoes and tomatoes, Argolida offers a true Mediterranean feast for the visitors from its bounty.
Meat-eaters should head to the municipality of Mideas, where eateries called Giossadika, specialize in making old ewe or Giossa in Greek, baked in traditional stone ovens.

Access

Náfplio is approximately 94 km far from Athens. You can reach the town either by car or by suburban buses departing regularly from Kifissos bus station.

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