Best of the Peloponnese: Top 10 Sights of Nafplio and Classical Greece

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The Nafplio Untour in Greece is one of my favorites. It’s the perfect example of what our founder Hal Taussig had in mind when he came up with the Untour concept. The town is big enough to offer interesting museums and sights, a vibrant restaurant scene, lovely waterfront walks, two beaches and enchanting alleys. Yet it is small enough that you can rub shoulders with the locals and to get to know your corner bakery staff.

 

Another big asset is our fabulous local staff, Christos, who regularly gets rave reviews from clients. And you’ll be within an hour’s driving distance of numerous world-famous archeological sites. Best of all, it’s a year-round program, so just pick your date and pack your bags for Greece!

 

  1. Take a Stroll along Nafplio’s waterfront. Reach sandy Karathonas Beach in 40 minutes while enjoying diverse vegetation from bougainvillea and oleander to prickly pear cactus and palm trees.
     
  2. Climb 990 steps (or drive) to Palamidi Fortress, a huge Venetian citadel built high above the city in the 17th century. Soak up history and enjoy the views.
     
  3. Enjoy a meal in one of Nafplio’s 90 tavernas, restaurants or cafes. Sit outdoors on a beautiful night, eat, drink and be merry. People watch.
     
  4. Shop at one of the two weekly outdoor markets, mingle with the locals and bring home some fresh fruit and produce or local wine for a home-cooked meal.
     
  5. Visit the sanctuary and amphitheatre of Epidaurus, renowned for its near-perfect acoustics.
     
  6. Spend a wonderfully relaxing day cruising to the isle of Hydra and enjoy this photogenic, car-free island with its white-washed buildings and many cats.
     
  7. Visit the fortified palace complex of Mycenae, once home to Agamemnon.
     
  8. Drive to Delphi, Greece’s most popular archaeological site after the acropolis in Athens, once revered by the ancient Greeks as the center of the earth.
     
  9. Spend an overnight at ancient Olympia or the Byzantine town of Monemvasia, also known as the Gibraltar of Greece.
     
  10. Add a day in Athens to the end of your trip and visit the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the Plaka area to name just a few.

 

And consider a vacation rental in Nafplio. Have a great stay in Greece!

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