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The Best Things to Do in Nafplio

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Things to do in Nafplio

Pier / Boardwalk
Nauplion Promenade , Nafplio
Follow Nauplion Promenade along the coastline for some for the best views of Nafplio, as well as the Arcadia mountains, Bourtzi fortress, Arv
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World heritage site · Ruin
Uninhabited for nearly 200 years, Archaeological site of Mystra is a fortified town with a long history. In 1249, William of Villehardouin co
Tours from $110
Fortress Palamidi , Nafplio
Built by the Venetians as a means of defending the city, Fortress Palamidi presides over Nafplio from above. The Venetians built the fortress
Tours from $88
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Duration: 80 to 120 minutes
Discover the very best of Athens with a 24 hour or 3 day hop-on hop-off bus pass. Athens is an incredibly ancient city, and on this double-decker bus tour you'll see all of the key sights, including the Temple of Zeus, the Acropolis & Parthenon, the National Library, the Ancient Olympic Stadium, the National Gardens and much more! Learn all about ancient Greek mythology and philosophy, thanks to the informative on-board audio commentary. Hop on and off as many times as you please within the chosen time period, getting a closer look at the Athenian history on show. This sightseeing tour provides access to up to 3 bus routes depending on the ticket chosen, giving you the chance to properly immerse yourself in this city's culture!
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World heritage site · Ruin
Take a trip back to the Bronze Age at Archaeological Site Mycenae, one of the world's most significant archaeological sites. Featured on the
Tours from $67
History Museum
The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ‘Vas. Papantoniou’ or PFF (Greek: Πελοποννησιακό Λαογραφικό Ίδρυμα also known as ΠΛΙ) is a nonprofit cu
Tours from $57

Recommended Nafplio tours


Castles · Piers & Boardwalks · Beaches
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites. International travelers and vacationing Athenians flock to this vibrant seaport, drawn by its romantic old town of mixed Greek, Turkish, and Venetian buildings. The town's unusual moniker comes from Nafplios, a hero of Greek mythology and the alleged founder of the original settlement. Today, most Greeks prefer to call Nafplios simply "Oraia," which roughly translates as "beautiful." Devote your undivided attention to the atmospheric old town, or set up camp in the city and spend your vacation touring the nearby villages, Venetian fortifications, and Byzantine churches. Make your own Nafplio vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Greece trip builder app.

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Where to stay in Nafplio

If you come to Nafplio to admire its Venetian architecture, book a room in the atmospheric old town. This central part of the city draws the biggest crowds, offering well-appointed rooms in boutique hotels and family-run guesthouses. The new town remains less frequented by tourists, providing clean rooms and good food a short drive from the city center. For fast access to Nafplio's ancient sites, explore the area's fishing villages, where many locals rent out simply furnished rooms near sandy beaches and secluded coves.
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