According to mythology, the town was founded by Nafplios, the son of Poseidon and Anymone. The town’s history traces back to the prehistoric era when soldiers from Nafplion participated in the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War. The town declined during Roman times and flourished again during Byzantine times. Frankish, Venetian, and Turkish conquerors left their signature in the town and strongly influenced its culture, architecture, and traditions during the centuries. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman fountains, and Venetian or neoclassical buildings mesmerize the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty.
Spend an afternoon and a morning in Nafplion town. Modern architecture hasn’t spoiled the old town of Nafplion, which is a feast for the eye. Nafplion was the capital of the liberated Greek state, after the island of Aegina but before Athens, in the early 1830s. Here, is the first residential palace for the young Bavarian Prince, Otto, the first king of the new country after the revolution against the Turks. The old town is beautiful, with old mansions and paved roads. The two fortresses, the Palamidi and the Akronafplia played a key role during the war of independence. Many restaurants, traditional Greek tavernas, cafeterias, souvenirs, and other fashion shops make your stay an enjoyable one.
The city itself is a pleasure to walk around with nice views of the waterfront and some lovely neoclassical buildings which manage to maintain the grand feel of this city.
1st day: Corinth Canal – Mycenae (visit) – lunch – Nafplion, afternoon free to explore the oldtown. Overnight.
2nd day: Nafplion – Epidaurus (visit) – return to Athens.
PRICES: All travel agents, in Greece and worldwide, offer the same tour at different prices. We are sure that our prices for this tour is not matched by any other company. After 60 years of organizing tours throughout Greece, we have secured the best deals in all aspects of travel. So, why pay more? Our discounted price, per adult, for this tour, is:
Half board 4* hotel 150 € p.p. | Single supplement 4* hotel 36,00 €
Half board 3* hotel 120 € p.p. | Single supplement 3* hotel 30,00 €
Entrance fees to be added: (adult) = 24 €
The rates do not include the “City TAX” for hotels payable by the guests upon check-out: 4* hotel: 3,00 € and 3* hotel: 1,50 € per night, per room.
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