One of the most beautiful Greek towns is Nafplion : it distinguishes mostly for its architecture and the sightseeing. This town played an important role in the Greek War of Independence and it became the first capital of the modern Greek State the first years of its independence
In the old town, the strong medieval fortress of Palamidi and the church of Agios Spiridonas stand on top of a hill and offer a panoramic view of Argolida region and the sea. Right opposite the port of Nafplion , there is a small islet with a castle on top, called Bourtzi. Small boats run the route very frequently in summer.
Nafplion is a popular weekend destination all year round. With picturesque architecture and interesting sights to visit, it is a great place for vacations. The region around Nafplion has many beach resorts, such as the long and sandy beaches of Tolo, Kantia, Nea Kios and Drepano. Also the geographical location of Nafplion offers good choices for daily excursions to Epidaurus, Mycenae, Corinth and Astros. From Tolo there are daily cruises to Hydra, Spetses and Monemvasia.