Old City

Nafplio’s old city is one of the most beautiful old cities in Greece! Narrow streets and traditional houses travel visitors to another era. The whole old city was laid out in the time of John Kapodistrias designed by the engineer Stamatis Voulgaris. Vasileos Constantinou Street is the first street made in Greece with classical standards, as Kapodistrias wanted the cities and roads to be adjusted to the European standards. In the old city of Nafplio there are many attractions, shops with traditional products and souvenirs, cafes, restaurants and taverns.


Besides, various archaeological sites there are also several interesting museums. The Archaeological Museum at Syntagma Square, the War Museum housed in the 1st Hellenic Army Academy, the Folklore Museum and the Ecclesiastical Museum at Evangelistria Church are worth a visit. You can also visit one of the most “special” private museums in Nafplio, such as the Automobile Museum, the Distillery Museum, the Komboloi Museum and the Museum of Childhood “Stathmos”.


The churches of a place are certainly an important part of its history. In Nafplio, there are wonderful churches in the streets of the old city and outside its center as well. Agios Georgios, Agios Spyridonas (where Ioannis Kapodistrias was assassinated at the entrance of this church) and the Church of Virgin Mary, churches that you will definitely encounter on your way while walking the narrow streets of the city. In addition, you can visit Agia Moni in Aria, Nafplio and Evangelistria.


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