Nafplio, the quiet capital

Walk through a small, historic and pleasant city.

Arkaden in Nafplio Nafplio Gasse Nafplio Kuss Saint Nicholas Kirche Nafplio Zeit für eine Kaffee Nafplio Syntagma Platz Blick auf die Festung Palamidi

The port city in the east of the Peloponnese was the provisional capital of Greece from 1829 to 1834. A heartwarming sight, this Nafplio, which for many is the most beautiful Hellenic city. This is not only the view of the Greeks themselves, who once made the port town on the Argolian Gulf the first capital of their modern state. Slavs, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians and Turks were also so impressed by its charms that they occupied Nafplio one after the other and again.

Two fortresses guard the city - Palamidi and Akronafplia. Of Akronafplia, only a few walls and bastions remain.

The tourist part of the city is dressed up, graceful, beautiful and picturesque. If you walk into the back alleys, you can see that the Greek financial crisis did not stop here either. Broken walls, crooked window shutters and rusty fences are evidence of this.

Nevertheless, it is a pearl on the Argolic Gulf and yet another one of those places one would like to visit again.

End of Thunder Leather yard


  1. Beautiful details of this tourist and picturesque place.
    Most likely, so soon, it will not have the movement of people it used to have.