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Guide book for Nafplio
Sightseeing
The climb up 900 plus steps to the top of this historic fortress is worth it if you love stunning views. The Venetians built it in 1686. What’s fascinating is it was so well designed all attempts to conquer it were unsuccessful. Until the Greeks came and managed to take it over in 1822 during the Greek Revolution, surprising the world at the time. Independence was won against the Ottoman Empire. Greece was a new free state. Nafplio was named capital.
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Palamidi Fortress
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The climb up 900 plus steps to the top of this historic fortress is worth it if you love stunning views. The Venetians built it in 1686. What’s fascinating is it was so well designed all attempts to conquer it were unsuccessful. Until the Greeks came and managed to take it over in 1822 during the Greek Revolution, surprising the world at the time. Independence was won against the Ottoman Empire. Greece was a new free state. Nafplio was named capital.
Take the taxi boat from the harbor front promenade. The boat will cross over to the Venetian fortress that seems to float in the middle of the sea. The trip would offer incredible views to the old town.
Bourtzi Castle
Take the taxi boat from the harbor front promenade. The boat will cross over to the Venetian fortress that seems to float in the middle of the sea. The trip would offer incredible views to the old town.
Nafplio looks like a stunning little Italian city at first glance. However, it is a mix of styles, including Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman. Admire the many old buildings that date back two hundred or so years. Part of the old town also sits on a peninsula that juts out onto the gulf. Walk among the picturesque bougainvillea clad streets and just enjoy the day. The town of Nafplio is super beautiful indeed. If you need a break from walking, ride on the colorful city tour train or tour the old town on a fun bike. Also be sure to enjoy the seafront promenade. Sunsets color the bay in hues of orange and red.
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Παλιά Πόλη του Ναυπλίου
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Nafplio looks like a stunning little Italian city at first glance. However, it is a mix of styles, including Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman. Admire the many old buildings that date back two hundred or so years. Part of the old town also sits on a peninsula that juts out onto the gulf. Walk among the picturesque bougainvillea clad streets and just enjoy the day. The town of Nafplio is super beautiful indeed. If you need a break from walking, ride on the colorful city tour train or tour the old town on a fun bike. Also be sure to enjoy the seafront promenade. Sunsets color the bay in hues of orange and red.
The Archaeological Museum is on Syntagma Square, in a Venetian building dating back to the 18th century.
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Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Ναυπλίου
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The Archaeological Museum is on Syntagma Square, in a Venetian building dating back to the 18th century.
The War Museum served as the first military school in Greece. Located on Amalias street.
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Πολεμικό Μουσείο Παράρτημα Ναυπλίου
22 Amalias Othonos
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The War Museum served as the first military school in Greece. Located on Amalias street.
The Komboloi Museum is an interesting one. It has an impressive collection of worry beads from Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, Egypt, Turkey and Persia that date from 1700 to 1950, all made of various precious and rare materials. Also dont forget to visit : The Peloponnese Folklore Foundation Museum: has a permanent exhibition about Nafplio as it was between 1822-1922.
Μουσείο Κομπολογιού
25 Staikopoulou
The Komboloi Museum is an interesting one. It has an impressive collection of worry beads from Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, Egypt, Turkey and Persia that date from 1700 to 1950, all made of various precious and rare materials. Also dont forget to visit : The Peloponnese Folklore Foundation Museum: has a permanent exhibition about Nafplio as it was between 1822-1922.
Karathona beach is a gorgeous circular sandy cove just south of Palamidi castle hill (10-minute walk). It boasts a Blue Flag accreditation meaning its super clean and beautiful.
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Παραλία Καραθώνας
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Karathona beach is a gorgeous circular sandy cove just south of Palamidi castle hill (10-minute walk). It boasts a Blue Flag accreditation meaning its super clean and beautiful.
Pebbled on its center. Rocky on its edges, access through small metallic ladders. Middle sized beach, sandy and small pebbled. Sea bottom: Sandy.
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Παραλία Αρβανιτιάς
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Pebbled on its center. Rocky on its edges, access through small metallic ladders. Middle sized beach, sandy and small pebbled. Sea bottom: Sandy.
An almost endless and well-organized sandy beach, with a wealth of sun loungers / parasols, taverns and cafes. You get here by simply taking the bus from Nafplio, which runs several times a day. Come quite early summer weekends if you want a good spot!
Παραλία Τολό
4 Μπουμπουλίνας
An almost endless and well-organized sandy beach, with a wealth of sun loungers / parasols, taverns and cafes. You get here by simply taking the bus from Nafplio, which runs several times a day. Come quite early summer weekends if you want a good spot!
A small, cute gravel beach that’s located near Tolo, just below the excavations in Asini. Some sun beds / parasols, taverna with tasty fish, and views of Tolo.
Καστράκι
A small, cute gravel beach that’s located near Tolo, just below the excavations in Asini. Some sun beds / parasols, taverna with tasty fish, and views of Tolo.
Plaka is a somewhat quiet beach, which few tourists visit, other than the Athenians who have holiday homes there. It’s a long sand/gravel beach, without many facilities, but at least it has some nice taverns serving delicious fish, and a handful of sun beds.
Plaka Drepano
Plaka is a somewhat quiet beach, which few tourists visit, other than the Athenians who have holiday homes there. It’s a long sand/gravel beach, without many facilities, but at least it has some nice taverns serving delicious fish, and a handful of sun beds.
In the small village Vivari, you will find another gravel beach, with a few parasols / sun beds as well as two or three cosy taverns by the sea. This is one favourite beach, usually peaceful, calm sea, great food to be eaten at the beach - To Delfini taverna. A few meters further east from the main beach there are a couple of tiny beaches, which you, if you are lucky and a bit out of season, can have all to yourself.
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Βιβάρι
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In the small village Vivari, you will find another gravel beach, with a few parasols / sun beds as well as two or three cosy taverns by the sea. This is one favourite beach, usually peaceful, calm sea, great food to be eaten at the beach - To Delfini taverna. A few meters further east from the main beach there are a couple of tiny beaches, which you, if you are lucky and a bit out of season, can have all to yourself.
Once again a long beach, this one is covered in fine gravel. Usually with quite few visitors, especially if you walk southeast. Also, nudism seems to be ok at the south-eastern part of the beach. The water in the northern part of the beach is quite deep, just after a couple of steps into the sea. The small white church that can be seen on the promontory, Ag. Nikolaos, can be visited by wading or swimming there.
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Παραλία Κονδύλι
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Once again a long beach, this one is covered in fine gravel. Usually with quite few visitors, especially if you walk southeast. Also, nudism seems to be ok at the south-eastern part of the beach. The water in the northern part of the beach is quite deep, just after a couple of steps into the sea. The small white church that can be seen on the promontory, Ag. Nikolaos, can be visited by wading or swimming there.
A neverending long beach with sand, gravel and pebbles. It’s easy to find peaceful spots here, but also very nice to stay on the part of the beach which runs parallel to the centre of Kandia. Here’s a really good fish tavern and some cafes as well as loungers with parasols. Between Kandia and Iria, is Kandia’s Castle, a truly massive hotel that looks like, (you guessed it!), a castle, with luxury restaurants and thalasso therapy.
Παραλία Κάντιας
A neverending long beach with sand, gravel and pebbles. It’s easy to find peaceful spots here, but also very nice to stay on the part of the beach which runs parallel to the centre of Kandia. Here’s a really good fish tavern and some cafes as well as loungers with parasols. Between Kandia and Iria, is Kandia’s Castle, a truly massive hotel that looks like, (you guessed it!), a castle, with luxury restaurants and thalasso therapy.
Just west of Nafplio and towards Mili runs a sort of sandy / pebbly beach, but it’s very, very shallow, and has pretty much mud on the seabed. This mud is said to do wonders for your health, and you can see people walking on the beach covered in black mud. In the small village of Nea Kios the beach is covered in pebbles and small rocks, you'll find some umbrellas and some good fish taverns.
nea kios
Just west of Nafplio and towards Mili runs a sort of sandy / pebbly beach, but it’s very, very shallow, and has pretty much mud on the seabed. This mud is said to do wonders for your health, and you can see people walking on the beach covered in black mud. In the small village of Nea Kios the beach is covered in pebbles and small rocks, you'll find some umbrellas and some good fish taverns.
In the village of Mili, we find a beautifully situated gravel beach and pebble beach (with a small harbour inbetween), both with a few umbrellas, and nice taverns nearby. In Mili, you can also eat good "Souvlakia”, kebabs, and visit Lerna, where you’ll find the remains of a 5000 years old palace.
Μύλοι
In the village of Mili, we find a beautifully situated gravel beach and pebble beach (with a small harbour inbetween), both with a few umbrellas, and nice taverns nearby. In Mili, you can also eat good "Souvlakia”, kebabs, and visit Lerna, where you’ll find the remains of a 5000 years old palace.
Kiveri is the last village on the southwestern coast of Argolis (16 km from Nafplio.) The main beach is a fine gravel beach with parasols. If you walk further down the coast, past the pier where some fishing boats are anchored, you'll reach a small rocky beach. Both are nice places, often with quite few visitors. Taverns are close to both beaches.
Kiveri beach
Kiveri is the last village on the southwestern coast of Argolis (16 km from Nafplio.) The main beach is a fine gravel beach with parasols. If you walk further down the coast, past the pier where some fishing boats are anchored, you'll reach a small rocky beach. Both are nice places, often with quite few visitors. Taverns are close to both beaches.
In recent years the Fougaro has become a new modern landmark. The word means smokestack and the place was once a tomato canning plant with a big one. It’s been smartly and impressively renovated into a creative arts and cultural space perfect for taking in some local artwork, relaxing with a lovely meal or for sipping a coffee. There are all kinds of neat community events going on for all ages including workshops, book readings and concerts, just check the website to see what is new.
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FOUGARO ARTCENTER
98 Leoforos Asklipiou
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In recent years the Fougaro has become a new modern landmark. The word means smokestack and the place was once a tomato canning plant with a big one. It’s been smartly and impressively renovated into a creative arts and cultural space perfect for taking in some local artwork, relaxing with a lovely meal or for sipping a coffee. There are all kinds of neat community events going on for all ages including workshops, book readings and concerts, just check the website to see what is new.
Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros: Palaia (Old) Epidavros and Nea (New) Epidavros. Built in the 4th century B.C., the imposing Epidaurus Theatre is an excellently preserved architectural gem with exceptional acoustics, symmetry and beauty, is also used today for drama festivals.
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Επίδαυρος
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Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros: Palaia (Old) Epidavros and Nea (New) Epidavros. Built in the 4th century B.C., the imposing Epidaurus Theatre is an excellently preserved architectural gem with exceptional acoustics, symmetry and beauty, is also used today for drama festivals.
Delphi is one of the most popular and most important archaeological sites in the country, once considered the center of the earth and once the home of the most important ancient Greek oracle.
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Δελφοί
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Delphi is one of the most popular and most important archaeological sites in the country, once considered the center of the earth and once the home of the most important ancient Greek oracle.
Mycenae was a powerful citadel town in its glory days. It was so influential, it lended its name to an entire historical period called the Mycenaean period.
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Mycenae
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Mycenae was a powerful citadel town in its glory days. It was so influential, it lended its name to an entire historical period called the Mycenaean period.
The low hill of Tirynth, in the 8th kilometer of road Argos-Nafplio, was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic Age to Late Antiquity. In prehistoric times, the area flourished mainly during the early and late Bronze Age. In the second phase of the EH era (2700-2200 BC) a major centre with dense population and a unique construction circular building, 27 meters in diameter, must have been here on top of the hill.                    During the Late Bronze Age, Tiryns fortified hill gradually and surrounds within the "Cyclopean" walls of the palace complex and other buildings used primarily by the ruling class as places of worship, warehouses and workshops as well as residences. In historical times, Tiryns, although it should have been in the form of an organized political community, could not compete with Argos, which destroyed it, in the first half of the 5th century, exiling its inhabitants. Opening hours for the Archaeological Site: Monday - Sunday 8:00 to 20:00
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Tiryns
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The low hill of Tirynth, in the 8th kilometer of road Argos-Nafplio, was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic Age to Late Antiquity. In prehistoric times, the area flourished mainly during the early and late Bronze Age. In the second phase of the EH era (2700-2200 BC) a major centre with dense population and a unique construction circular building, 27 meters in diameter, must have been here on top of the hill.                    During the Late Bronze Age, Tiryns fortified hill gradually and surrounds within the "Cyclopean" walls of the palace complex and other buildings used primarily by the ruling class as places of worship, warehouses and workshops as well as residences. In historical times, Tiryns, although it should have been in the form of an organized political community, could not compete with Argos, which destroyed it, in the first half of the 5th century, exiling its inhabitants. Opening hours for the Archaeological Site: Monday - Sunday 8:00 to 20:00
Another important archaeological site which was once a religious sanctuary where pan-Hellenic athletic games were held every two years during ancient times.
Νεμέα
Another important archaeological site which was once a religious sanctuary where pan-Hellenic athletic games were held every two years during ancient times.
A very beautiful summer resort town on the Peloponnese coast.
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Πόρτο Χέλι
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A very beautiful summer resort town on the Peloponnese coast.
Mycenaean Cemetery of Dendra Along the Mycenaean cemetery of Dendra extends to the south-western slope of a low hill, west of the Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea. The excavated part includes a vaulted and sixteen chambered tombs. The excavations at the site began in the spring of 1926 by Swedish archaeologist Axel W. Persson. That summer, the vaulted tomb and next year three chambered were investigated. Two more graves spanning to the Northeast and outside the boundaries of current archaeological area were investigated by N. Burton, on the autumn of 1927. Persson excavated another chamber tomb in 1937 and five others in 1939. Address: Dendra , Argolida (Lat: 37.65657696762684, Long: 22.826499938935626)  Opening hours of Archaeological Site Monday - Friday                8:30 - 15.00 Sunday                              8:30 - 15.00
Dendra
Mycenaean Cemetery of Dendra Along the Mycenaean cemetery of Dendra extends to the south-western slope of a low hill, west of the Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea. The excavated part includes a vaulted and sixteen chambered tombs. The excavations at the site began in the spring of 1926 by Swedish archaeologist Axel W. Persson. That summer, the vaulted tomb and next year three chambered were investigated. Two more graves spanning to the Northeast and outside the boundaries of current archaeological area were investigated by N. Burton, on the autumn of 1927. Persson excavated another chamber tomb in 1937 and five others in 1939. Address: Dendra , Argolida (Lat: 37.65657696762684, Long: 22.826499938935626)  Opening hours of Archaeological Site Monday - Friday                8:30 - 15.00 Sunday                              8:30 - 15.00
Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea The prominent position of Midea between Mycenaean centres of Argolida has been focusing emphasis by researchers of the Mycenaean civilization. Midea is considered as the third most important fortified Mycenaean Acropolis of Argolida, after Mycenae and Tiryns. The cyclopean fortifications, the findings of recent excavations, the position of the mythology and its connection with the extensive Mycenaean cemetery in the neighbouring Dendra, rank Midea in the major Mycenaean centres of the mainland. The Acropolis is built on top of a conical hill at an altitude of 270 meters from the sea and 170m from the surrounding area .It is located in the middle of the distance between Mycenae and Tiryns dominating the eastern outskirts of Argolida plain. Its strategic location, with the uninterrupted view provides the ability to control the entire plain and Argolikos bay. This explains mainly the development and prosperity of Midea during the Mycenaean era. Address:  Midea, Argolida (Lat: 37.651026011179404, Long: 22.841455936402667)  Opening hours of Archaeological Site Tuesday - Sunday      8:30 - 14.30
Midea
Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea The prominent position of Midea between Mycenaean centres of Argolida has been focusing emphasis by researchers of the Mycenaean civilization. Midea is considered as the third most important fortified Mycenaean Acropolis of Argolida, after Mycenae and Tiryns. The cyclopean fortifications, the findings of recent excavations, the position of the mythology and its connection with the extensive Mycenaean cemetery in the neighbouring Dendra, rank Midea in the major Mycenaean centres of the mainland. The Acropolis is built on top of a conical hill at an altitude of 270 meters from the sea and 170m from the surrounding area .It is located in the middle of the distance between Mycenae and Tiryns dominating the eastern outskirts of Argolida plain. Its strategic location, with the uninterrupted view provides the ability to control the entire plain and Argolikos bay. This explains mainly the development and prosperity of Midea during the Mycenaean era. Address:  Midea, Argolida (Lat: 37.651026011179404, Long: 22.841455936402667)  Opening hours of Archaeological Site Tuesday - Sunday      8:30 - 14.30
Nafplio looks like a stunning little Italian city at first glance. However, it is a mix of styles, including Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman. Admire the many old buildings that date back two hundred or so years. Part of the old town also sits on a peninsula that juts out onto the gulf. Walk among the picturesque bougainvillea clad streets and just enjoy the day. If you need a break from walking, ride on the colorful city tour train or tour the old town on a fun bike. Also be sure to enjoy the seafront promenade. Sunsets color the bay in hues of orange and red.
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Ναύπλιο
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Nafplio looks like a stunning little Italian city at first glance. However, it is a mix of styles, including Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman. Admire the many old buildings that date back two hundred or so years. Part of the old town also sits on a peninsula that juts out onto the gulf. Walk among the picturesque bougainvillea clad streets and just enjoy the day. If you need a break from walking, ride on the colorful city tour train or tour the old town on a fun bike. Also be sure to enjoy the seafront promenade. Sunsets color the bay in hues of orange and red.
The rocky peninsular of the Acronauplia comprised the walled settlement of Nauplion from ancient times until the end of the 15th century. The Acronauplia walls bear witness to its rich history, which it must be confessed, is a little difficult to follow, due to its long uninterrupted inhabitation. The current form of the castle, although quite changed by modern intervention, basically crystallised during the Frankish and first Venetian occupations from the 13th to 16th centuries. Today, one can visit The Acronauplia climbing east from Staikopoulos Park through Arvanitias Square, or climb the steps from the Catholic church through the Castello di Toro. It should be noted that the three enclosures of The Acronauplia can be seen best from the Palamidi castle.
Ακροναυπλία
The rocky peninsular of the Acronauplia comprised the walled settlement of Nauplion from ancient times until the end of the 15th century. The Acronauplia walls bear witness to its rich history, which it must be confessed, is a little difficult to follow, due to its long uninterrupted inhabitation. The current form of the castle, although quite changed by modern intervention, basically crystallised during the Frankish and first Venetian occupations from the 13th to 16th centuries. Today, one can visit The Acronauplia climbing east from Staikopoulos Park through Arvanitias Square, or climb the steps from the Catholic church through the Castello di Toro. It should be noted that the three enclosures of The Acronauplia can be seen best from the Palamidi castle.
Kastraki or Citadel of Ancient Assini, next to Tolo, on a hill - cape of 52m and a length of 330 m.   From the 5th millennium BC up to about 600 AC, the citadel was continuously inhabited, but the first citation to Assini was made ​​by Homer (B 560), indicating that Argos , Tiryns , Epidaurus and other cities of Argolida participated in the Trojan war with a large number of ships ( eighty ships) . The first excavations of the Acropolis and Lower Town were accomplished by the Swedish Archaeological Expedition (1922-1930) and continued in the 1970s by D Conservation Unity of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquity and the Swedish Institute in Athens. The construction of surviving the Acropolis walls until today dated possibly during 300 BC by the King of Macedonia, Demetrius "The Besieger". They have two main entrances - gates. The main gate is conveniently located on the north side, while the secondary on the east. The wall was repaired during both the Early Byzantine Period, and during the second Venetian Occupation. Furthermore, during the Italian Occupation, fortifications were erected on the Acropolis. At the archaeological excavations of the Lower City is a small chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Many of the finds from the excavations of Assini are on display in Sweden museums particularly from the excavations of 1920, while others exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Nafplio. Finally, it should be noted that among other findings, there was a Mycenaean clay head called the " King of Assini". The statue was the inspiration for Nobel laureate poet George Seferis creating the poem, which made Assini globally famous: "Assinin te ... Assinin te ..."
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Kastraki or Citadel of Ancient Assini, next to Tolo, on a hill - cape of 52m and a length of 330 m.   From the 5th millennium BC up to about 600 AC, the citadel was continuously inhabited, but the first citation to Assini was made ​​by Homer (B 560), indicating that Argos , Tiryns , Epidaurus and other cities of Argolida participated in the Trojan war with a large number of ships ( eighty ships) . The first excavations of the Acropolis and Lower Town were accomplished by the Swedish Archaeological Expedition (1922-1930) and continued in the 1970s by D Conservation Unity of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquity and the Swedish Institute in Athens. The construction of surviving the Acropolis walls until today dated possibly during 300 BC by the King of Macedonia, Demetrius "The Besieger". They have two main entrances - gates. The main gate is conveniently located on the north side, while the secondary on the east. The wall was repaired during both the Early Byzantine Period, and during the second Venetian Occupation. Furthermore, during the Italian Occupation, fortifications were erected on the Acropolis. At the archaeological excavations of the Lower City is a small chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Many of the finds from the excavations of Assini are on display in Sweden museums particularly from the excavations of 1920, while others exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Nafplio. Finally, it should be noted that among other findings, there was a Mycenaean clay head called the " King of Assini". The statue was the inspiration for Nobel laureate poet George Seferis creating the poem, which made Assini globally famous: "Assinin te ... Assinin te ..."
Just off Plateia Syntagmatos and nestled into a cosy corner, this delightful spot whips, tosses and fries up some of the best mezedhes (appetisers) around. You can watch the chef at work in the open kitchen, though our guess is you'll be too busy munching on everything from spetsofaï (sausage) to apaki (fried pork). Excellent veggie options, too. Traditional products but contemporary creations. Details: cnr Amalias 2 & Koleti tel:27525 00180 Hours: noon-late Tue-Sun
The Corner of Kavalaris
Just off Plateia Syntagmatos and nestled into a cosy corner, this delightful spot whips, tosses and fries up some of the best mezedhes (appetisers) around. You can watch the chef at work in the open kitchen, though our guess is you'll be too busy munching on everything from spetsofaï (sausage) to apaki (fried pork). Excellent veggie options, too. Traditional products but contemporary creations. Details: cnr Amalias 2 & Koleti tel:27525 00180 Hours: noon-late Tue-Sun
One of several excellent new spots in the 'new town' frequented mainly by locals who might steer clear of those in the more touristy 'old town'. This lovely taverna serves excellent Greek fare at fair prices. It's warm and lively, and you'll smell the aromas before you spot it. Select from a huge range of appetisers, but leave room for the main meals, the likes of chicken with Roquefort and pork with lemon. Details: 25 Martiou 5 Tel: 27520 22603 Hours: 12.30pm-midnight Wed-Mon
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Πηδάλιο - Restaurant
5 25is Martiou
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One of several excellent new spots in the 'new town' frequented mainly by locals who might steer clear of those in the more touristy 'old town'. This lovely taverna serves excellent Greek fare at fair prices. It's warm and lively, and you'll smell the aromas before you spot it. Select from a huge range of appetisers, but leave room for the main meals, the likes of chicken with Roquefort and pork with lemon. Details: 25 Martiou 5 Tel: 27520 22603 Hours: 12.30pm-midnight Wed-Mon
Ample servings of homemade delights in a convivial restaurant adorned with antique oddments. The mezedhes (appetisers) – zucchini balls, feta with honey, tzatziki etc – are particularly good. As are the meat dishes, including the slow cooked pork belly. If meat isn't your thing, it has some fabulous contemporary-style salads as well. Details: Olgas 1 Tel: 27520 25944 Hours: 1pm-late Fri-Wed
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Το Όμορφο Ταβερνάκι
1 Kotsopoulou
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Ample servings of homemade delights in a convivial restaurant adorned with antique oddments. The mezedhes (appetisers) – zucchini balls, feta with honey, tzatziki etc – are particularly good. As are the meat dishes, including the slow cooked pork belly. If meat isn't your thing, it has some fabulous contemporary-style salads as well. Details: Olgas 1 Tel: 27520 25944 Hours: 1pm-late Fri-Wed
Situated in a lovely spot overlooking a leafy square, Alaloum serves up excellent (and very generous portions of) Greek Mediterranean fare. Details: Papanikolaou 10 Tel:27520 29883 Hours: noon-3pm & 7pm-1am
Alaloum
42 Papanikolaou
Situated in a lovely spot overlooking a leafy square, Alaloum serves up excellent (and very generous portions of) Greek Mediterranean fare. Details: Papanikolaou 10 Tel:27520 29883 Hours: noon-3pm & 7pm-1am
For a break from Greek cuisine, go Italian(ish). Scuola ('school' in Italian) teaches the locals, especially the younger crowd, a thing or two about good cuisine. Its quirky interior comprises a classroom setting, complete with a blackboard and books. Pasta and pizza with Greek twists break all the rules. Don't miss the pizza gyros (meat slithers cooked on a vertical rotisserie). And for dessert? Put up your hand for the sweet pizza with chocolate. Details: Bouboulinas 39 Tel: 27520 99431 Hours: 1pm-1am
Scuola Pizza
39 Boumpoulinas
For a break from Greek cuisine, go Italian(ish). Scuola ('school' in Italian) teaches the locals, especially the younger crowd, a thing or two about good cuisine. Its quirky interior comprises a classroom setting, complete with a blackboard and books. Pasta and pizza with Greek twists break all the rules. Don't miss the pizza gyros (meat slithers cooked on a vertical rotisserie). And for dessert? Put up your hand for the sweet pizza with chocolate. Details: Bouboulinas 39 Tel: 27520 99431 Hours: 1pm-1am
You won't find many tourists here, at one of Nafplio's most long-standing stalwarts, possibly because of its location overlooking the port car park. Locals don't need the view. Their eyes are on the excellent price-to-quality ratio of the daily mayirefta (ready-cooked meals). You can also buy hefty portions to take away. Details: cnr Bouboulinas St & Syngrou St Tel: 27520 97999 Hours: 11am-midnight
Karamalis Tavern
43 Boumpoulinas
You won't find many tourists here, at one of Nafplio's most long-standing stalwarts, possibly because of its location overlooking the port car park. Locals don't need the view. Their eyes are on the excellent price-to-quality ratio of the daily mayirefta (ready-cooked meals). You can also buy hefty portions to take away. Details: cnr Bouboulinas St & Syngrou St Tel: 27520 97999 Hours: 11am-midnight
A warm and cosy traditional taverna where you come for a well-cooked and hearty Greek meal... and end up staying until three in the morning, such is the convivial atmosphere and hospitality. It serves up reliable Greek classics. Details: Olgas 30 Tel: 27520 26828
Aiolos Taverna
30 Vasilissis Olgas
A warm and cosy traditional taverna where you come for a well-cooked and hearty Greek meal... and end up staying until three in the morning, such is the convivial atmosphere and hospitality. It serves up reliable Greek classics. Details: Olgas 30 Tel: 27520 26828
The only 'true' gelato shop in Nafplio is still holding back the competition. Italian gelati maestros Marcello, Claudia and Monica Raffo will tell you: ‘This is no fantasy – it's the real thing!’ Only natural and local ingredients are used and it's all made on the premises. Details: cnr Farmakopoulou & Komninou Tel: 27520 23520 Hours: 10am-11pm
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Antica Gelateria di Roma
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The only 'true' gelato shop in Nafplio is still holding back the competition. Italian gelati maestros Marcello, Claudia and Monica Raffo will tell you: ‘This is no fantasy – it's the real thing!’ Only natural and local ingredients are used and it's all made on the premises. Details: cnr Farmakopoulou & Komninou Tel: 27520 23520 Hours: 10am-11pm