"You said there is no Paradise. Yet, I live in Nauplio" (Christos Katsigiannis). Indeed, many are of the opinion that Nafplion is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece.
Today Nafplion is a cosmopolitan town and a great base from which to explore the Argolis region. Neoclassical buildings, historic squares, old churches and Turkish mosques tell the history of the town through the ages.
Climb the 999 steps to the Venetian fortress of Palamidi - from here the views are magnificent. Back in the town wander down through quaint alleyways to the seafront - here you'll find a good selection of tavernas and coffee shops. From here you can look towards the prison island of Bourtzi.
Nafplion is a great base from which to explore the stunning Argolis region - olive groves, forests, meadows, mountain villages and peaks abound and we mustn't forget the area's beautiful beaches.
Where to stay
In a quiet location within walking distance of Nafplion's centre the Anthemion is a relaxing alternative.
"the hotel in Naphlion is not where Google maps thinks it is. It would be better to advice parking on the quayside and walking down to it as it is difficult to find by car, and nowhere near the Google map position. Otherwise the maps were fine and the hotels generally easy to find. The hotels generally very good, very clean. The Epineau in Litochoro was the worst but mainly because customer service was poor. The best hotel was in Athena and the view from Delphi was astounding.."
L Bray, UK, July 2013