Nafplion, the capital of the prefecture of Argolis, and the first capital of Greece, is often reffered to as one of the most beautiful towns of Greece, and in fact was the capital of Greece from 1282 to 1833.
Today, the town of Nafplio is one of the most loved destination among travellers in Greece, and is full of life, all year round. Visitors have beautiful walks aroung the old town, full of small roads and neoclassical buildings around Syntagma Square, or enjoy the sea view while walking around the Nafplion peninsula.
Nafplion is well known for its fortress, Bourtzi, which is built on a small island in the middle of the port, Palamidi, the Venetian fortress that overlooks the town, and Akronafplia, an extension of Palamidi fortress, which is where Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, was murdered.
According to Greek mythology, at the location of the town of today, Nafplios established town Nafplia which was fortified with Cyclopean Walls. Archaeological findings prove the existance of the town since the Mycenean years.
At the seaside of Nafplion, as well as in the rest of the old town, are many beautiful, traditional taverns, cafes and bars, full of people, especially in summer, filling the atmosphere with a pleasant scent, and giving the town a life of its own.
During summer, you can enjoy the clean seas of the Argolic Gulf, and visit the beaches of Arvanitia and Karathona, as well other seaside villages.