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Favorite thing: Nafplio is situated on the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese. It has a dramatic ancient and middle age history including Venetian and Ottoman rule.
As for me it?s the most interesting a city where Kapodistrias was killed.
During the Greek War of Independence, Nafplio was a major Ottoman stronghold and was besieged for a year by Theodoros Kolokotronis. Akronauplia, and then Palamidi, finally surrendered because of starvation. After its capture, because of its strong fortifications, it became the seat of the provisional governments of Greece, and Kapodistrias made it the official capital of Greece in 1829. After his assassination there in 1831 a period of anarchy followed, until the arrival of King Otto and the establishment of the new Kingdom of Greece. Nafplio remained the capital of the kingdom until 1834, when King Otto decided to move the capital to Athens.
Today it?s one of the most attractive Greek cities in the prefecture of Argolis.
You may watch my high resolution photo of Nafplio on Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37º 33' 52.37" N 22º 47' 45.01" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio View at Nafplio from Acronauplia Hill .
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