One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834.
According to mythology, the town was founded by Náfplios, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus (Danaida) Anymone.
Nafplio is famous for its three fortresses – Palamidi, Akronafplia and Burtzi. They form a great stone complex that holds all the glorious history of the city.
The trademark of Nafplio is the picturesque castle Burtzi, built on an island 400 m from the coast.
On the rocky peninsula Acronavplia is situated the oldest fortress on Nafplio. It is on three levels, each constructed in different historical periods. The strongholds of the fortress represent a particular architectural mosaic of Byzantine, Frankish, Venetian and Turkish elements. To explore them, however, you will need the help of a guide.