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NAFPLIO

Nafplio is a small town in Peloponnese, Greece. The name is the remnant of the old Venetian name "Napoli di Romania", from the Greek "nea poli"="new town" of Romania, the name of the area during the late Byzantine times.


A lovely romantic downtown with cozy streets, a great place to stay for radial travelling around Peloponnese. Nafplio was briefly the capital of Greece before the seat of power was shifted to Athens. It is an historical city due to its Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman heritage, as well as its meaning to the Greek Revolution. It has a beautiful centre with small neoclassical historical houses, squares and churches.


It is the capital of the prefecture of Argolida. At a first glance, Nafplio looks like an Italian city because of its architecture and the colourful houses. More fundamentally, Nafplio has a quite an interesting architecture, with many traces of 18th century European towns, Byzantine and Ottoman influences. Many of the old town's buildings date back to two hundred years ago.


- Wikivoyage

Image by Mesut Kaya

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