Cruise Travel to Nafplion

Ships dock right alongside Nafplion’s pretty waterfront, putting this beautiful city within an easy walk. You’ll find everything you need, from groceries to fancy household items, on the lanes just beyond the waterfront.

No matter how long your ship docks in Nafplion, you’ll probably feel you don’t have enough time to see everything you want to: a wealth of classical sights are within easy reach of the city, including the theater of Epidaurus; the legendary city of Mycenae, where ancient kings launched the Trojan war; and the great classical port city of Corinth. If you choose not to join a shore excursion to these famous places, you can easily reach them on your own from Nafplion by bus—but given the intricacies of schedules, you can probably only easily visit one per day. If you have at least a full day in port, you might also want to rent a car, about €40 a day from agencies around town. On a classics-filled day, you could take in Epidaurus and Mycenae, as well as the ancient city of Corinth. Just for good measure you can throw in a stop at Ancient Tiryns, just outside Nafplion and described by Homer as the "wall-girt city." Alternatively, you might want to devote a day to driving into the Arcadian mountains to Olympia, site of the famous ancient games.

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