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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Point of Interest
“The climb up 900 plus steps to the top of this historic fortress is worth it if you love stunning views. The Venetians built it in 1686. What’s fascinating is it was so well designed all attempts to conquer it were unsuccessful. Until the Greeks came and managed to take it over in 1822 during the Greek Revolution, surprising the world at the time. Independence was won against the Ottoman Empire. Greece was a new free state. Nafplio was named capital.”
  • 31 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Archaeological Museum is on Syntagma Square, in a Venetian building dating back to the 18th century.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Museum
“The War Museum served as the first military school in Greece. Located on Amalias street. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“It's a fantastic views hiking trail but paved. Walking around the mountain, seaside, amazing views! When you start from the port, you can walk all around the mountain and come back into town through the base of the Palamidi fortress.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A Greek restaurant on a side street close to the harbour and town. A delightful place to dine with a good balance of traditional style cooking with a more contemporary style leading to great food and a positive local dining experience”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Actually, Blublanc is also open during the day as well and great for a meal and a glass of wine or beer. You can swim and make yourself comfortable for the day, and party there at night.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation "Vasileios Papantoniou" of public benefit was established back in 1974 and is located in Nafplio. Its primary aim is the research, study, demostration and conservation of the Hellenic cultural activity. It is located on King Alexander's 1 street and has been awarded with the European Museum of the Year Main Award (EMYA) in 1981.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Ample servings of homemade delights in a convivial restaurant adorned with antique oddments. The mezedhes (appetisers) – zucchini balls, feta with honey, tzatziki etc – are particularly good. As are the meat dishes, including the slow cooked pork belly. If meat isn't your thing, it has some fabulous contemporary-style salads as well. Details: Olgas 1 Tel: 27520 25944 Hours: 1pm-late Fri-Wed”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“It is located at a very central spot in Nafplion and has quite good drinks to offer. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Among Nafplio's most sophisticated restaurants, guests come here for the status – and visitors after Greek fare will need to head elsewhere. Its focus? High-end meats. Think the likes of Australian waygu, Dutch veal, American Black Angus steaks, New Zealand grass fed tenderloin. But with that, high end prices.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is the main bus station where you can buy tickets for most travels in Greece.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gym
“One of the best beaches in Nafplio and one of my favorites! Even though is very close to the city , it feels totally exotic. It is located below the old prison of Nafplio. I would suggest to take a walk there (beautiful view) and then go for a swim ”
  • 5 locals recommend
City
“About 1 hour from Vrachati, Nafplio was the first capital of Greece. Beautiful, coastal city with traditional architectural style influenced by the Venetians.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Mosque
“"Vouleftiko" took its name, because here was the first Greek parliament (Vouli in Greek). From the autumn of 1825 until the spring of 1826, Vouleftiko -which had been formed in the meantime by the architect Vallianos- housed the first ever Greek Parliament. Hence the name of Vouleftiko, known and so called until today. The building then operated serving several purposes: it housed the Greek School, the ground floor was a prison, and here the Trial of the Chieftains of the Greek Revolution took place, of Th. Kolokotronis and D. Plapoutas. Today, at the ground floor, you will see the Municipal Gallery exhibiting the work of Greek artists.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very good service, variety of beers & cocktails for young couples. Also pet friendly - ask them to meet harry Bellafonte!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of several excellent new spots in the 'new town' frequented mainly by locals who might steer clear of those in the more touristy 'old town'. This lovely taverna serves excellent Greek fare at fair prices. It's warm and lively, and you'll smell the aromas before you spot it. Select from a huge range of appetisers, but leave room for the main meals, the likes of chicken with Roquefort and pork with lemon. Details: 25 Martiou 5 Tel: 27520 22603 Hours: 12.30pm-midnight Wed-Mon”
  • 5 locals recommend