Attractions

Top Choice Fortress in Nafplio

Palamidi Fortress

This vast, spectacular citadel, reachable either by steep ascent on foot or a short drive, stands on a 216m-high outcrop of rock that gives all-encompassing views of Nafplio and the Argolic Gulf. It was built by the…
Top Choice Museum in Nafplio

Archaeological Museum

Inside a splendid Venetian building, this museum traces the social development of Argolis, from the hunter-gatherers of the Fragthi cave to the sophisticated Mycenaean era civilisations, through beautifully presente…
Fort in Nafplio

Akronafplia Fortress

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 …
Museum in Nafplio

Komboloi Museum

Whether or not you wish to buy Nafplio's most popular souvenir item – komboloï (worry beads) – at the shop below, it's well worth popping into the incense-scented museum upstairs to learn what distinguishes the komb…
Church in Nafplio

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 Kapodistrias, elected the first president of an independent Greece in 1828, was stab…
Museum in Nafplio

Peloponnese Folklore Foundation Museum

Established by its philanthropic owner, Nafplio’s award-winning museum is a beautifully arranged collection of folk costumes and household items from Nafplio’s 19th- and early 20th-century history. Be wowed by the i…
Fortress in Nafplio

Bourtzi

The island fortress of Bourtzi (1473), which lies about 600m west of the town's port, has served variously as a pirate deterrent, a home for executioners to protect them from vengeance and a hotel. Note that the bat…
Gallery in Nafplio

National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum

This arm of the Athens National Gallery is housed in a stunningly restored neoclassical building. It features numerous seascapes and different thematic takes on the 1821 Greek War of Independence, including painting…
Beach in Nafplio

Karathona Beach

A gorgeous pine-tree-lined 3km path runs from the car park next to Arvanitia Beach to the long, sandy Karathona Beach. It's a flat, easy walk, though the beach could be cleaner. Don't feel like walking? Take 25 Mart…
Beach in Nafplio

Arvanitia Beach

This small pebble beach is just five minutes’ walk south of town, tucked beside the Akronafplia fortress, past the Land Gate. For a scenic stroll, take the blustery, cactus-adorned path that skirts the headland from…