Nafplio, a dive into history, with small hidden treasures!
You will literally love Nafplio at first sight because in every corner there is a hidden story, a legend of those everyone loves and a deeply mysterious atmosphere. Here you really feel that the myths come to life again, there is an aura around you and this is reflected by the beautiful mansions in the Old Town, the picturesque cobbled alleys, Syntagma Square with its historical monuments and the castle of Palamidi that stands as a faithful guard of the city above Acronafplia.
The first capital of Greece is an oasis for those who want to walk around the center, smell the jasmines, get lost in the small alleys and reach the port to admire the famous Bourtzi, the Venetian castle that is an emblem for Anapli. And if you are adventurous enough, it is worth climbing the 999 steps of the castle to admire the sun that gets lost in the Argolic gulf and keep this image in your mind forever, because Nafplio is worth every risk!
What to eat in Nafplio
Taste the traditional recipes such as boiled goat, rooster with lemons, roasted pork chowder, pork on embers, frying pan (with pieces of meat and oregano) pork with celery, chicken soups, handmade pies stuffed with seasonal vegetables, fresh bread, gemista, giosa ( grilled sheep), kontosouvli, fish soup, grilled fish, tyrolagano and poumeki.
Best time to visit Nafplio
With constant traffic throughout the year, Nafplio is rightly considered a top tourist destination in all seasons.
How to use transportation in Nafplio
Transfer from/to Nafplio
You can reach Nafplio by car following the national road Athens-Tripoli, where you will find the relevant signage for Argo/ Nafplio.
In addition, the buses have very regular daily routes that connect the city with both Athens and the other areas of Argolida, while also the local train connects the city of Nafplio with Argos and Athens.
If you do not travel with your own car, you can use taxis or the local buses that run very often within the city of Nafplio, but also for longer distances.
Alternatively, you can tour the city with one of the bicycles available free of charge from the Municipality. The area where the bicycles are located and you can use them is in front of the City Hall, in Trion Navarchon square.