Nafplion is found just 11 kms away from Vivari, is magical city that was the first capital of Greece after it was freed form the Turkish and as such has a rich variety of historical monuments, castles and museums.
Nafplion's old city has a magical air about it and the narrow streets with their Venetian style overhanging balconies are lined with shops, cafes and tavernas. A particular favourite are the worry bead shops and makers who do a roaring trade all the year. The town is a magnet to tourists all year round and is particularly popular with Athenians for weekend breaks given the short distance from Athens.
Visit the "Pili tis Ksiras" - the old land gate from ancient times, the Palamidi castle that towers above the town with its 999 steps to the top or take a short boat trip to the Bourtzi castle found in harbour, probably THE most photographed castle/islet in Greece. The Acronafplia castle deserves a visit, as does the Pente Adelfia/Psaromachala area at the top pf the old town. Nafplion is home to a unique variety of museums, visit the newly refurbished Archaeological Museum in Syntagma Square, the Folklore Museum, the Military Museum, the Toy Museum, the Worry Bead Museum and the Ouzo Museum (where one may also see the product being made and attend a tasting). Nafplion is a romantic city with a rare charm and holds something for everyone, making it a must to visit!
Great beach just 5 minutes by car from the centre of Napflion. Sunbeds, umbrellas, bars, cafeterias and watersports available
A tour of the highlights of Nafplio on the small train with short stops and commentary in many languages.
Hop-on Hop-off around Nafplion at five different historical points including the Palamidi castle.
Many thanks to Stefanos Kyriazis for the use of the video.