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Formerly the Capital of Greece

Nafplio is a beautiful seaside town situated in the Argolid prefecture and facing the Argolikos Bay. From Athens, it's a 2-hr drive through beautiful countryside and historical areas. This picturesque town used to be the capital of Greece in 1829 to 1834.

The scenic town is popular with Greeks & foreigners as a honeymoon destination because of its historical aspects & proximity to the blue sea. The highlights of the town are the medieval fortresses high on the hill and the fortified island of Bourtzi. There's plenty of historical landmarks within Nafplio to visit as well, or just relax under the shady umbrella with a drink by the waterfront.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Scenic, easy to walk around and full of history
  • Cons:No highway to get here
  • In a nutshell:Relax and romance in Nafplio
  • Last visit to Nafplio: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 10, 2007
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  • anpe's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2007 at 2:52 AM

    Great tips and pics from my town!!!hope you had a great time.....and you have right gelato from Marcello are really marvelous!!smiles anna

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2007 at 12:22 AM

    Very nice tips on one of my favourite places in Greece! I was just there last week. Janet in Athens

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