The Peloponnese

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  • 1. Acronafplia

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The Turks called this imposing hilltop of ruined fortifications Its Kale (Inner Citadel). The heights are crowned with a series of castles:...Read More

  • 2. Nafplion Promenade

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    A seaside promenade skirts the Nafplion Peninsula, paved with reddish flagstones and opening every so often to terraces planted with a few rosebushes...Read More

  • 3. Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This exemplary collection focuses on textiles and displays outstanding costumes, handicrafts, and household furnishings. Many of the exhibits...Read More

  • 4. Arvanitia Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This in-town swimming spot is not really a beach but a seaside perch of smooth rocks, pebbled shoreline, and concrete platforms, all backed...Read More

  • 5. Ayia Panagitsa

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    While following the seaside promenade, before you reach the very tip of the peninsula (marked by a ship's beacon), there is a little shrine...Read More

  • 6. Ayios Apostoli

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This pretty, miniature whitewashed chapel, perched near the top of a quiet neighborhood, has six small springs that trickle out the side of...Read More

  • 7. Bourtzi

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Nafplion's pocket-size fortress is a captivating presence on a speck of land in the middle of the harbor generously called St. Theodore's Island...Read More

  • 8. Catholic Church of the Transfiguration

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the 19th century King Otho returned this 13th-century Venetian-built landmark, converted to a mosque under the Turks, to Nafplion's Catholics...Read More

  • 9. Church of the Virgin Mary's Birth

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This post-Byzantine three-aisle basilica is by tradition linked to St. Anastasios, a Nafpliote painter. Anastasios was supposedly engaged to...Read More

  • 10. Five Brothers

    Military Site

    Above the harbor at the western edge of town are the ruins of a fortification known as the Five Brothers, the only remaining part of the lower...Read More

  • 11. Karathona

    Beach–Sight

    The closest sandy beach to Nafplion, Karathona is easy to reach by road (just keep following 25 Maritou Street) or a pleasant walk first along...Read More

  • 12. Nafplion Archaeological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The thick walls of this red-stone building, built in 1713 to serve as the storehouse for the Venetian fleet, ensure the coolest interior in...Read More

  • 13. National Bank

    Building/Architectural Site

    This contemporary structure displays an amusing union of Mycenaean and modern Greek architectural elements fashioned with concrete. Take a look...Read More

  • 14. Old Mosque

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This venerable mosque near the southeast corner of Syntagma Square has been put to various purposes since Nafplion was liberated from the Turks...Read More

  • 15. Palace of Justice

    Building/Architectural Site

    The gracelessness of this building is magnified by its large size, but the effect is softened by an adjacent square with a statue honoring Nikitaras...Read More

  • 16. Palamidi

    Military Site

    Whether in harsh sunlight or under floodlights at night, this mighty fortress is a beautiful sight, with red-stone bastions and flights of steps...Read More

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  • 17. Psaromachalas

    Neighborhood/Street

    The fishermen's quarter is a small district of narrow lanes running between cramped little houses that huddle beneath the walls of Acronafplia...Read More

  • 18. Psili Ammos

    Beach–Sight

    The resort town of Tolo, 12 km (7½ miles) south of Nafplion, is a short inexpensive bus ride from Nafplion's main station or a more expensive...Read More

  • 19. St. Nicholas Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church near the waterfront was built in 1713 for sailors by Augustine Sagredo, the prefect of the Venetian fleet, and is furnished with...Read More

  • 20. St. Spyridon Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This one-aisle basilica with a dome (1702) has a special place in Greek history: it was in its doorway that the statesman Ioannis Kapodistrias...Read More

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