Thursday, 29 June 2017
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Nafplion

Nafplion or Anapli is situated on the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese.  The town was the first capital of modern Greece, from 1829 to 1834. Nafplion is the capital of the prefecture of Argolis and the province of Nafplion.

 Historically, the town itself was first a holding of the Byzantine Empire.  It then came under control of the Venetians.  While remaining in their hands until 1542, when it was lost to the Turks, most of the important fortresses of the town were actually built during the second Venetian occupation.  Shortly after the completion of the main fortress of Palamidi, the town again fell to the Turks until its revolt in 1821.  At the end of the War of Independence, Nafplio became the seat of the Greek government and served as such from 1829 until 1834.  During this period, the first Prime Minister of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, was assassinated here.

nafplioWhen visiting Nafplion, most visitors immediately are drawn to the fortresses overlooking and standing guard over the town, one on land the Palamidi and one in the sea called Bourtzi.

Between the most beautiful buildings of the city is also the palace of the regent Armensberg as well as the archaeological museum in Syntagma Square. In town you can also find an annex of the National Art Gallery.

We will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Naflio as well as the private Museum of Chaplet.

(Duration of the trip: 8 hours)

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