NAFPLION: THE FIRST CAPITAL OF GREECE!
Nafplion stands as one of Greece's most enchanting towns, preserving authenticity, cultural richness, and captivating landscapes that have maintained their allure across the centuries. Serving as the inaugural capital of the newly established Greek state from 1827 to 1834, Nafplion exudes a magical atmosphere, boasting breathtaking scenery and historical significance. These attributes render Nafplion an appealing choice for permanent residency and a magnet for cultural enthusiasts throughout the year.
The town is renowned for landmarks such as Bourtzi, a fortress nestled on an islet in the bay, Palamidi, a Venetian fortress adorning the cityscape, and Acronafplia, another Venetian fortress strategically positioned on the homonymous peninsula.
Reflecting its rich history, Nafplion's architecture showcases influences from past conquerors and benefactors, evident in the buildings, museums, churches, and mosques scattered throughout the Old Town.
According to Greek mythology, Nafplion derives its name from its founder, Nafplion, the son of Poseidon and Amymonis. Evolving into a vital trading hub during the Byzantine era and the 11th century, Nafplion faced a series of occupations, including the Fourth Crusade, Frankish rule, Venetian dominance, and Ottoman control, interspersed with a brief period of the Second Venetian rule. The city reached its zenith when it assumed the role of the Greek state's capital from 1827 to 1834.
Beyond its cultural heritage, Nafplion is celebrated for its natural splendor, enveloped by crystal-clear waters and picturesque landscapes. Coupled with its exceptional level of services, Nafplion emerges as an unmissable destination.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Archeological Site of Tiryns World Cultural Heritage Monument by UNESCO
- Ancient Asini / Kstraki
- Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea
- Mycenaean Cemetery of Dendra
- The Lion of Bavarian
- Constitution Square
- "Vouleutiko" The first Greek parliament
- "Trianon" The old Ottoman mosque
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF PELOPONNESE
- Sanctuary of Asclepious at Epidaurus
- Temple of Apollo Epicirius at Bassae
- Archeological Site of Mystras
- Archeological Site of Mycenae
- Archeological Site of Tiryns
- Archeological Site of Olympia