Plateia Poliko Nosokomiou
Small square on the western edge of Nafplio.
Inside a splendid Venetian building, this museum traces the social development of Argolis, from the hunter-gatherers of the Fragthi cave...
Church of Agios Spyridon
This 18th-century church was the site of an assassination of great political significance to the Greeks. On 9 October 1831 Ioannis...
Mismatched furniture, bare light bulbs and posters on the walls conjure up a grungy, student hangout image, but the jazz and candlelight...
A worthy contender for Nafplio's best souvlakia and gyros (meat slithers cooked on a vertical rotisserie, eaten with pitta bread), this...
Akronafplia Fortress information
Rising above the old part of town, the Akronafplia fortress is the oldest of Nafplio’s three castles, although there’s much less to see here than at the other two forts. The lower sections of the walls date back to the Bronze Age. Until the arrival of the Venetians, the town was restricted to within its walls. The Turks called it İç Kale (meaning ‘inner castle’). It was used as a political prison from 1936 to 1956.
There’s a lift up to the fortress from Plateia Poliko Nosokomiou at the western edge of town (it accesses the Nafplia Palace hotel complex). The old gateway to the fortress, crowned with a fine Venetian lion emblem, is at the top of Potamianou above Hotel Marianna.