COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Nafplio
Travel Guide

Nafplio which includes a bay or harbour

Become an amateur archaeologist in this multilayered seaside city, which features Turkish mosques, Venetian palaces, Greek acropolises and Mycenaean ruins.

Due to a long history of passing from one ruling civilization to another, Nafplio is a city of beautiful and diverse ruins. Walk among the remains of a Mycenaean acropolis, take a boat to a tiny, island-bound Venetian Castle of Bourtzi and learn the regional history in local museums.

Nafplio rests in the shadow of a rocky peninsula and a hill south of town rising 709 feet (216 meters). Explore both to see the remains of palaces from two different civilizations. Climb up the 999 steps to the top of the hill to explore the Fortress of Palamidi, built by Venetians in the 1700s. Head down the hill and out onto the peninsula, where you will find the ruins of a grand Greek acropolis called the Acronafplia.

From the peninsula, you will have a clear view of the Castle of Bourtzi, which stands on a small island to the north. Take a boat to the island to explore the castle.

Additional ruins can be found a few miles north of town, where the Mycenaean metropolis of Ancient Tiryns once stood. Tour the well-preserved ruins of the Acropolis, which was built around 1600 B.C.

Many of the artifacts found at the Tiryns dig site can be viewed in the Nafplio Archaeological Museum, which stands within a stately 1713 Venetian building. Learn about the development of the Argolis area from prehistoric times through Late Antiquity. Find more artifacts at the Komboloi Museum, which exhibits a collection of noisemaking bead bracelets popular in Greek culture.

To enjoy some time relaxing, drive 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) south to Tolo Beach. Since it is surrounded by resort hotels, the large beach can be crowded, so visit early in the day.

Arrive in Greece through the international airport in Athens, and then drive 104 miles (170 kilometers) southwest to reach Nafplio. The city center is compact, so you can generally get around on foot. However, with so many archaeological sites scattered around the area, you may want to rent a car to explore.

Hotel Agamemnon
Hotel Agamemnon
3 out of 5
3, Akti Miaouli St., Nafplio, Peloponnese
The price is CA $72 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps from Nauplion Promenade, Archaeological Museum of Nafplio, and Mpoyrtzi. Constitution Square and Komboloi Museum ...
4.2/5Very Good! (236 reviews)
"Lovely location. Only down side was the smell of cigarette smoke in the room."

Reviewed on Mar. 5, 2020

Hotel Agamemnon
John & George
John & George
3.5 out of 5
Vas. Hali Street 8, Tolo, Nafplio, Peloponnese
The price is CA $87 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Psili Ammos beach and Tolo Beach. Kókkinos Vráchos and Ancient Asine are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
"Close to beach and several restaurants. Property was extremely nice with pool and several outdoor tables and lounges. Breakfast buffet was wonderful with many choices. Staff was very friendly and we had just an overall awesome stay."

Reviewed on Jun. 13, 2021

John & George
Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas
Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas
5 out of 5
Akronafplia, Nafplio, Peloponnese
The price is CA $482 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in the heart of Nafplio, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Acronafplia, Frankoklisia Catholic Church, and Church of Agios Spyridonas. Komboloi ...
4.2/5Very Good! (133 reviews)
"We chose this hotel for the last 2 nights of our stay in Greece to be the "star" of our trip - the photos of the pool really caught my eye but in reality the large pool was a strange turquoise and I never saw them clean it - so I was not keen to go in (and I swim everywhere!) and there was a lot ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2019

Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kostis Villas
Kostis Villas
3 out of 5
Askeli, Poros, Poros Island
The price is CA $58 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in the heart of Poros, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Askeli Beach, Kanali Beach, and Monastíri. Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi and Poros Archaeological ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (29 reviews)
"Overall very pleasant stay , The room was clean and the staff friendly Nice and clean pool area"

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Kostis Villas
Orloff Resort
Orloff Resort
4 out of 5
Old Harbour (Palio Limani), Spetses, Spetses Island
The price is CA $211 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
This family-friendly Spetses aparthotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Paradise Beach and Nikolaos Monastery. Spetses Beach ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
"Hotel was beutiful , courtyard is reminiscent of a french country house. The staff at the desk were amazingly helpful and engaging, beyond what i've seen or would expect. Would really recomend. The room was the cheaper option, and wasn't impressive, but I suspect the larger rooms and villas are much ..."

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

Orloff Resort
Villa Nika Boutique Hotel
Villa Nika Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Agia Marina, Spetses, Spetses Island
This family-friendly Spetses aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Paradise Beach, Nikolaos Monastery, and Spetses Lighthouse. Spetses ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
"Great apartment , part of a small complex with lovely gardens and a pool.Staff very friendly and helpful as were the owners.Very clean and well kept.Lovely breakfast outside in the morning.Would definitely recommend a stay here."

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2020

Villa Nika Boutique Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Nafplio

Top things to do in Nafplio

Cities near Nafplio