Nafplio is known for Bourtzi
Nafplio or Anapli is a city of the Peloponnese, capital of the Regional Unit of Argolida, seat of the municipality of Nafplio and the main port of the eastern Peloponnese. According to the 2011 census it had 14,203 inhabitants. It has been characterized as a traditional settlement and was the capital of Greece during the period 1827 – 1834.
Nafplio is known for Bourtzi, a small fortress built on an island in the port. From 1930 the castle was transformed into a hotel, which operated until 1970, hosting many personalities. Today, together with Palamidi, it is the trademark of the city of Nafplio and you can go by small boats in front of the port. The view from Bourtzi to the city, with the emblematic Palamidi is simply magnificent.
Palamidi, is a Venetian fortress that dominates the city, for Akronafplia, another Venetian fortress, on the homonymous peninsula.
Ioannis Kapodistrias was murdered at the entrance of the picturesque church of Agios Spyridon.
According to Greek mythology, Nafplio founded Nafplio on the site of today’s city, which was fortified with cyclopean walls. Archaeological findings prove the existence of the city from the Mycenaean years.
Nafplio is one of the most beautiful Erotic and Romantic cities in Greece. Its narrow streets are surrounded by elegant Venetian houses and graceful neoclassical mansions, while the harbor promenade has cozy restaurants, bars and cafes.
It is a popular destination for the residents of Attica and the Peloponnese as it is a short distance from both areas. The most beautiful buildings of the city are the Armansberg Palace (residence of the regent of Greece Armansberg) as well as the archeological museum in Syntagma Square. There is also a branch of the National Gallery in the city.