Nafplio is a beautiful seaside town in the Peloponnese in Greece. While a popular tourist destination for Greeks, it feels as though it’s relatively undiscovered by others. Having now been to Nafplio a few times, and still fighting the urge to go back, I can assure you that it’s a great little getaway from Athens. Maybe a few postcards will convince you that it’s worth the visit…
Dramatic Palamidi – they say there are 999 steps from the town to the Venetian fortress. I lost count somewhere in the 500s. Worth every step for the views alone.
Nafplio – the most Italian city in Greece (might have a little something to do with spending some time under Venetian rule).
Wandering through the old town, hunting for the best gelato (which we found, FYI). The old town is so beautiful that, I’ll be honest, we barely explored the new town, except to find the best pizza (which we also found)
Nafplio is a beautiful seaside town. In addition to plenty of view points of the sea in town, they also have a great path that goes along the sea, from port to beach. The Mediterranean was looking especially blue this day.
Nafplio is filled with lovely little B&Bs that you can’t really drive to; you have to park and climb the stairs up. It’s worth it for the gorgeous breakfast view.
I have countless photos of our wanders through the narrow alleyways, with plenty of flowers overhanging, warm lighting. I couldn’t help myself. Who could (or would want to)?!
So, convinced? If these postcards from Nafplio aren’t enough, I’ll also let you know that the town makes a good home base to see the Peloponnese region, including some hidden treasures like Lafkiotis Winery. Just a few hours from Athens, and cheaper than heading to the islands, it makes a perfect romantic getaway. Let me know if a full blog post is in order to really give you a taste!