Top things to do

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 Fracthi cave to the sophisticated Mycenaean-era civilisations, through beautifully presente…
Top Choice Mezedhes in Nafplio

Kavalaris Corner Mezedopoleio

Just off Plateia Syntagmatos and nestled into a cosy corner, this delightful spot whips, tosses and fries up some of the best mezedhes (appetisers) around. You can watch the chef at work in the open kitchen, though …
Italian in Nafplio

Scuola Pizza-bar

For a break from Greek cuisine, go Italian(ish). Scuola ('school' in Italian) teaches the locals, especially the younger crowd, a thing or two about good cuisine. Its quirky interior comprises a classroom setting, c…
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

Peloponnesian 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…
Greek in Nafplio

Pidalio

One of several excellent new spots in the 'new town' and frequented mainly by locals who might steer clear of those in the more touristy 'old town', this lovely taverna serves excellent Greek fare at fair prices. It…
Gelato in Nafplio

Antica Gelateria di Roma

The only 'true' gelato shop in Nafplio is still holding back the competition. Italian gelati maestros Marcello, Claudia and Monica Raffo will tell you: ‘This is no fantasy – it's the real thing!’ Only natural and lo…
Wine in Nafplio

Karonis

Wine enthusiasts can find a fine selection of wines from all over the country, including Nemean reds and spirits. Wine tastings offered. Well-read owner Ioannis has a wide range of interests, from grapes to politics…
Food in Nafplio

Glykos Peirasmos

The place for delicious chocolate, baklava, loukoumi (Turkish delight) and honey-sodden walnut cake.