Discover charming Nafplio on a private tour, the first capital of Greece and one of the most beautiful and romantic cities of Greece. Walk in its picturesque alleys, learn its fascinating history and taste delightful traditional dishes.
Nafplio was the first capital city of modern Greece. It is a picturesque town with Venetian architecture. Furthermore, the Venetians referred to it as the Naples of Greece. The old town was built at the beginning of the 19th century, but buildings still exist from the Venetian time. You can easily see the Venetian fortress of Palamidi on the top of a hill. Above lies the fortified islet of Bourtzi in the old port. In order to reach the top of Palamidi, there are 857 steps! So, be patient and at the end you will enjoy a breathtaking view of Nafpio city and sarroundigns.
During your tour in Nafplio, you can visit the Cathedral and the church of Saint Spiridon where Ioannis Kapodistrias the first Governor of Greece, was murdered. Continue to Syntagma Square and explore its historic buildings from different periods such as the Archaeological Museum, the Vouleftikon that housed the first parliament of the free Greek state and the Old Mosque and Freedom Square honoring our liberty with the help of the French.
During this amazing walk in the picturesque alleys of Nafplio, search for traces of the Franks, Venetians, and Ottomans in the architecture of the city and enjoy the scents of the basils and jasmines that are so characteristic for the city and its castles.
After all these hours of touring, you can grab a coffee at “Coffee – Bar The Black Cat”. The place is full of paintings and cozy stuff. Moreover, if you are a wine lover, do not miss the “Mediterraneo Wine & Deli”. Here, you can find a great selection of wines that will satisfy even the most demanding. You can accompany a glass of wine with fine chesses and cold meat. Last but not least, regarding food tasting, try the “Kakanarakis 1986” tavern. We absolutely recommend the fry crusted feta with sessame and honey.
Finally head to the little peaceful old port to explore the Venetian fortress of Bourtzi, the trademark of the city, built on the island of Agioi Theodoroi.