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  • 1 Karathona Bay and Beach Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 21100 Náfplio

    Bordered by eucalyptus tree is a vast beach stretching along the shore of a gently curving bay in which sits a small island. From the heights nearby there are views of Palamedes Fort and Acronauplia.

  • 2 Tiryns Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - Tíryntha

    Close to the road among the fertile orange groves of the Argolid, an impressive walled settlement suddenly appears, a masterpiece of Antique military architecture. Along with Mycenae, "Tiryns ringed by ramparts" (Homer) was one of the great..

  • 3 Old Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Syntagmos GR - 211 00 Náfplio

    Platía Síndagma (Constitution Square) is the centre of Náfplio and was the political forum during the Revolution (c 1822). From here there is a view of Palamedes Fort (Palamídi) on its hill; a former mosque known as the Parliament because it held the..

  • 4 Palamedes Fort Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - 211 00 Náfplio

    The Palamedes Fort (Palamídi) is a powerful complex of eight bastions built on top of a hill 216m above sea level. It dates from the second Venetian occupation (1686-1715). The parapet walk provides magnificent views of Náfplio, the bay, the Argolid ..

  • 5 Seafront Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Miaouli GR - 211 00 Náfplio

    The harbour extends on both sides of Platía Latroú, a square containing the Town Hall, St Nicholas' Church for sailors (early 18C) and a monument to the French Philhellenes (''friends of the Greeks'' during the Revolution). The western waterfront (Ak..

  • 6 Ancient Thera: Ramparts Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 211 00 Tíryntha

    7-10m wide and about 1 500m long, the ramparts of the palace are 7.50m tall in places and date from the 13C BC. They were compared by the Spartan General Pausanias to the pyramids, and their Cyclopean structure using roughly shaped stones up to 3.50m..

  • 7 Ancient Thera: Steps and western ramparts Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 211 00 Tíryntha

    A flight of 80 steps winds down inside the crescent-shaped wall to a postern gate (ramparts linking two towers); it is one of the most unusual features in the system of defences. If an attacking force had succeeded in breaching the postern gate and r..

  • 8 Isle of Boúrdzi Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - 21100 Náfplio

    The Isle of Boúrdzi was fortified in 1471 by the Venetians in order to protect the harbour entrance and was reinforced in the early 18C; the chief defence is a strong polygonal tower topped by a gun platform. During the last century, the public execu..

  • 9 Folklore Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    1 Vassileos-Alexandrou GR - 211 00 Náfplio

    The Laografikó Moussío (Folklore Museum) houses well-presented displays including a remarkable collection of costumes from the Peloponnese. It also contains examples of folk art (tools and utensils), jewellery, a weaving loom, traditional embroidery ..

  • 10 Citadel of Acronauplia

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - 211 00 Náfplio

    This is a spot for romantics and photographers, with superb views of the town, the Argolic Gulf and the surrounding countryside. The citadel of Akronafplía consists of several wards corresponding to four successive periods. The first two, through whi..

  • 11 Ancient Thera: Palace

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 211 00 Tíryntha

    Past the second monumental door to the palace are the ruins of the east casemates, chambers used by the garrison as stores or barrack rooms. Next is the Great Propylaia, a forerunner of the one on the acropolis in Athens; the Smaller Propylaia; and t..

  • 12 Archeological Museum

    Museums and art

    Syntagmatos GR - 21100 Náfplio

    The fascinating Archeological Museum is in an old Venetian warehouse built in 1713. The first floor, devoted to the Prehistoric period, has some remarkable pieces, including a Mycenaean cuirass from the 15C BC, the oldest one ever found. Also on disp..

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