Nafplion Visit
In Greece

Down cobblestone lane ways...

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The township and harbour nestled under the fortress

View from the Marianna Pension

Ναύπλιο Nafplion visit in Greece - wander in a dreamlike this town's precious places, beginning in the medieval old town...glide down the narrow cobblestone lane ways...enjoy the beautifully restored neoclassical mansions with the bougainvillea languidly laughing down the walls and balconies and the tinkling fountains.

When you have recovered, climb up to the Palamidi Castle for wonderful views of the harbour and the Argolic Gulf, or walk the promenade along the foreshore and around the walking trail to sandy Karathona Beach...

You will be doing plenty of climbing to reach the top of the Palamidi Fortress, and walking around the point to the nearby beach of Arvanitia.

The warm biscuit glow of the stone work in the streets of the old town is worth every moment; evenings in this enchanting town are magical.

Nafplion Visit

Komboloi Museum Nafplion

To explore around Nafplion take your time:

  • Archaeological Museum of Nafplion
  • The Palamidi Fortress
  • The Bourtzi Castle
  • Central Square
  • Strolling along the seaside promenade and walk around to
  • Exploring the narrow lane ways
  • Visit the Komboloi Museum
  • Practice playing with your komboloi in the cafe
  • Discover local jewellery artists
  • Stylish boutiques

Nafplion Visit in Greece

Close to Nafplion you will discover some of the most iconic historic places in the Peloponnese:

  • Argos Town, Archaeological Museum and Ancient Theatre
  • Archaeological Site of Mycenea
  • Archaeological Site of Epidavros

Visit beautiful beaches

  • Arvanitia Beach
  • Neraki Beach
  • Karathona Beach
  • From the seaside village of Ermioni take the ferry to Hydra


We have chosen four different places to stay in Nafplion, including a luxury option, and a Greece budget travel option, and two small guesthouses with the fine character of this fantasy medieval township.

Katia says "Nafplion is flat by the water's edge but quickly rises up from the harbour and the square. Some of the picturesque streets are quite steep. Keep this in mind when booking your guesthouse. I remember one very wobbly evening after a delicious dinner of fresh seafood and local wine, negotiating the stairs to our pension was a bit of an adventure!"

Pension Eleni, exterior
Budget travel in Greece

Nafplion visit in Greece - Pension Eleni is a small, homey pension situated in the Psaromachalas quarter, high up over-looking the harbour and the Bourtzi Fortress. With personalised service and a very small number of rooms; you will be well looked after.

Availability and bookings at Pension Eleni

Pension Marianna, exterior with view to the bay

Nafplion visit in Greece - the Pension Marianna has a beautiful balcony with magnificent views taking advantage of its rooftop position to admire the harbour and the Palamidi Fortress.

This small guesthouse in the traditional stone style is cosy and atmospheric.

Availability and bookings at Pension Marianna

Aetoma Traditional Guesthouse, exterior

The Aetoma Traditional Guesthouse is a beautifully restored neo-classical mansion that creates an elegant hotel. Its location is perfect for exploring this stylish town. With only five rooms and family service, you will be received with true Greek hospitality. This delightful boutique guesthouse is centrally located in Saint Spyridon Square.

Availability and bookings at Aetoma Guesthouse

Nafplia Palace Hotel - exterior poolside

The Nafplia Palace Hotel crowns the hill behind the town and is the most beloved luxury hotel in town because of its exquisite location and views over the harbour, the restaurant and terrace bar have wonderful views.

Availability and bookings at Nafplia Palace Hotel


Hydra portHydra port

Visit Hydra Island easily from Nafplion, for a day trip or as your next destination. See our tips for Hydra accommodation in sweet B&B's close to the harbour.

Getting Here

After you arrival to Athens you may take an organised tour which includes the Peloponnese, or you may make your own way to beautiful Nafplion.

  • Bus or coach travel - KTEL local buses depart regularly from Kifissos bus station A in Athens, the trip takes 2.5 hours  time and cost is approx. €12
  • Drive is 140 km via the Corinth canal and comfortably completed in 2. 5 hours with stops

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