Location of Nafplio
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Nafplio or Anapli

The First Capital of Greece

Nafplio, also known as Anapli, is a stunning city in Greece, with a rich history and beautiful location. It was founded by Nafplios, son of Poseidon, and served as a port for Argos. Over the years, it developed into a thriving commercial center, and its ruler, Leon Sgouros, expanded his territory to Larissa in 1204. Nafplio is now a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a blend of history and beauty.

 

His advance was halted by the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, who eventually repossessed all the areas he had conquered, including Nafplio, around 1210-1212. Since then, Nafplio was occupied by various conquerors, first the Franks, then the Venetians and consequently the Turks, with a short “break”, that of the Second Venetian Rule. The city of Nafplio, the Napoli di Romania of the Venetians, was founded originally in the First Venetian Rule, when, at the end of the 15th century, the lower city was extended towards the sea, and now forms the current historical centre of Nafplio. Until then, inhabitants lived basically within the walls of Acronafplia. Palamidi and Bourtzi fortresses are important landmarks of the First Venetian Rule.

LOCATIONS OF INTEREST

Akronafplia

The rocky peninsula of Akronafplia was the walled settlement of Nafplio from antiquity until the end of the 15th century.
The walls of Acronafplia bear witness to its rich history, which is admittedly difficult to follow due to its long continuous use as a settlement. The castle, although quite altered by modern interventions, took its current form mainly during the Frankish and First Venetian Rule, from the 13th to the 16th century.

Bourtzi

The sea fortress, which became known by the Turkish name Bourtzi, meaning tower, is Nafplio’s trademark. There was a Byzantine church dedicated to Saint Theodoros originally on this islet in the middle of the bay of the town.

Porta Della Terraferma

The rocky peninsula of Akronafplia was the walled settlement of Nafplio from antiquity until the end of the 15th century.
The walls of Acronafplia bear witness to its rich history, which is admittedly difficult to follow due to its long continuous use as a settlement. The castle, although quite altered by modern interventions, took its current form mainly during the Frankish and First Venetian Rule, from the 13th to the 16th century.

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Attractions nearby

Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation 1.1 km
National Gallery of Nafplio 1.1 km
War Museum of Nafplio 1.1 km
Syntagma Square – Nafplio 1.2 km
Archaeological Museum of Nafplio 1.2 km
Bourtzi Fortress 1.3 km
Acronafplia Fortress 1.5 km
Arvanitia beach 1.4 km
Palamidi 1 km
Karathona beach 1.5 km
Aspida Citadel 8.4 km
Argos Railway Station 8.5 km
Trikoupi Mansion 9.1 km
Ancient Theatre of Argos 9.5 km
Mycenae Archaeological Museum 16.7 km
Mycenae Archaeological Site 17.7 km

Nafplio, also known as Anapli, is a stunning city in Greece, with a rich history and beautiful location. It was founded by Nafplios, son of Poseidon, and served as a port for Argos. Over the years, it developed into a thriving commercial center, and its ruler, Leon Sgouros, expanded his territory to Larissa in 1204. Nafplio is now a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a blend of history and beauty.

 

His advance was halted by the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, who eventually repossessed all the areas he had conquered, including Nafplio, around 1210-1212. Since then, Nafplio was occupied by various conquerors, first the Franks, then the Venetians and consequently the Turks, with a short “break”, that of the Second Venetian Rule. The city of Nafplio, the Napoli di Romania of the Venetians, was founded originally in the First Venetian Rule, when, at the end of the 15th century, the lower city was extended towards the sea, and now forms the current historical centre of Nafplio. Until then, inhabitants lived basically within the walls of Acronafplia. Palamidi and Bourtzi fortresses are important landmarks of the First Venetian Rule.