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Ναύπλιο Nafplion visit in Greece - wander in a dreamlike trance...discover 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.
To explore around Nafplion take your time:
Close to Nafplion you will discover some of the most iconic historic places in the Peloponnese:
Visit beautiful beaches
We have chosen different places to stay in Nafplion, including a luxury option, and a budget travel option, and 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!"
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. Good value for money here in Nafplion. Ask for a balcony room with a sea view.
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, enjoy a home cooked breakfast with delicious home grown fresh ingredients and warm, family service.
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.
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 Bay of Argolis, the restaurant and terrace bar have wonderful views.
Choose from hotel, bungalow or villa rooms, enjoy the hotel's own restaurants and swimming pool with free parking, extensive services and international reputation.
The Nafsimedon Boutique Hotel is located in a quiet yet central part of Nafplion. This beautifully restored and furnished hotel is an neo-classical home dating from the 19th Century. Elegant and charming, this hotel will give you a true experience of Nafplion's history and elegance. Walking distance to everything.
Sitting looking over the terracotta roofs to the bay and Bourtzi Castle, well that is a fine way to start the day in Nafplion at the Argonafplion Pension A, located way up on the hill above town. Enjoy the balcony, terrace or garden and magical views in a restored old home with terrific friendly service, great breakfasts and spacious rooms.
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, and relaxing beach accommodation elsewhere on the island.
Take a bus from Nafplion to Kranidi to Porto Heli - regular buses depart in high season - check the timetables in shoulder seasons.
From Nafplion to Kranidi is 1 hour and 45 minutes. Then Kranidi to Porto Heli is approx. 30 minutes more. Prices are less than 10 Euro.
Or take a taxi from Nafplion to Port Heli which is approx. 70 Euro
Take a ferry from Port Heli to Hydra with Hellenic Seaways - they offer six or more crossings daily and the duration is 45 minutes.
Options for cheap flights to Athens Greece, and information on the Athens airport hotel which is a convenient option for a first night's stay after a long haul flight.
Take a ferry from Hydra to Porto Heli then a local bus, taxi or hire car to Nafplion
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.
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