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The Bourtzi castle in nafplio


Travel to ... Nafplio

Nafplio is a city 146km from Athens and 10 km from argos on the northeast side of peloponnese. It will take you about two hours by car to get there from the Eleftherios Venizelos airport in Athens. Nafplio was the first capital of Greece in 1829, after the greek revolution of 1821, and remained so until 1834, when Athens became the capital of Greece.

It is located by the sea of the Argolic Gulf and it has several beaches in the city and nearby areas. The Tolo village just outside Nafplio is a well known tourist destination that has some of the most beautiful beaches in the argolic gulf.

Its main attraction are the medieval castles of Palamidi and Bourtzi, both of which were built by the Venetians before the city was occupied by the Turks in 1715. The Bourtzi castle is built in the water, on a small island in front of the harbour. Small boats are making daily excursions from the harbour to Bourtzi with a small fare. Palamidi castle is built on a hill above the city of Nafplio and according to the myth you have to climb 999 steps to get there, but in reality there are only 857 of them :) Palamidi is arguably the most complex Venetian Castle in the East Mediterranean.

But more than that, Nafplio is located in the center of the ancient Greek world, very close to the ancient cities of Mycenae and Epidaurous and was one of the most ancient greek city states.

Rock Climbing is one of the activities you can enjoy when you visit Nafplio. There are routes on rocks inside the city itself and right by the sea.

In the harbour of Nafplio there are lots of cafeterias with a view of the sea and the castle of Bourtzi, where you can enjoy your coffee in the afternoon and your mojito in the evening.

Region: Peloponnese

Place: argos, Bourtzi, Nayplio, Palamidi, Tolo

You will find here: Ancient monuments, Beach, Climbing, Clubbing, Medieval monuments

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