Nafplion the 1st capital of Modern Greece
Nafplion, a seaport town, is one of the most charming towns in Greece.Stepped streets overhung with balconies dripping with bougainvillea, beautiful neoclassical buildings, enticing shops, restaurants and cafes shape the most part of the town.
Two museums, two hilltop Venetian fortresses and… a miniature Venetian castle on an island in the harbour, called Bourtzi, which despite the fact that it was originally created as fortress it also served as a hotel from the 1930-1970, create a destination like no other.
Nafplion brings you face to face with the beginnings of modern Greece. For several years after the Greek War of Independence (1821-28), Nafplion and not Athens as many may think, was the original capital of the First Hellenic Republic.