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Nafplion Holidays

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Peloponnese holidays

Romantic town in the Peloponnese

The ancient town of Nafplion is undoubtedly one of the most attractive on mainland Greece. The Peloponnese region is brimming with natural beauty, stunning architecture and relics from the ancient world, and Napflion is the diamond in its crown. The town is built on a hill, just behind the seafront with its panoramic views across the Argolic Gulf, and nestled in the shadow of the towering Palamidi fortress. Nafplion holidays are rich in culture.

As the first capital of Greece after the country’s war of independence between 1823 and 1834, and having been an important port since classical times, the higgledy-piggledy streets are laden with a colourful assortment of Venetian, Byzantine and French buildings to admire. And beyond the town, the forests and mountains await. So whether you want to go hiking, sip a coffee in the Venetian square or paddle in crystalline water, holidays to Nafplion will have you covered.

Your Nafplion questions, answered

Nafplion is the perfect year-round destination. Hot Athenian summers guarantee crowds, but sights and facilities remain open throughout the seasons. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway, visit in autumn or late spring.
Nafplion has easy access to beautiful beaches, sporting activities, shopping and evening entertainment, all suited to families with children.
The weather in this part of Greece is sunny and pleasant throughout the year, with highs of 30°C in the peak summer months and autumn temperatures hovering comfortably in the 20s.

Best things to do in Nafplion

Hang out at the beach

There are lots of beaches to choose from in Nafplion, including long sandy Neraki and tourist favourite Karathona. For something quieter, head to Kastraki Beach.

Visit a museum

Nafplion’s rich history means it’s home to some fascinating museums. The Archaeological Museum, housed in an original Venetian building, houses relics dating back to the Palaeolithic Era.

Go for a walk

Nafplion is an excellent destination for walking enthusiasts. You can stroll around the Old Town’s hidden squares and Venetian mansions, or hike through the mountains and go eagle spotting.