Navplion, Greece Cruise Port, 2018 and 2019 Cruises to Navplion, Greece | The Cruise Web
 

Navplion, Greece Cruise Port

Nafplio (or Navplion) is a seaside town in southern Greece’s Peloponnese region. Its traditional architecture style is a sight to be seen featuring buildings with rich, vibrant colors that were originally influenced by the Venetians. During Venetian rule from the 14th to 16th century, the Old Town, known as Acronauplia, was acquisitioned as part of Nafplio. Today Acronauplia holds onto many of its ancient roots; however, modern structures have been built around the ancient buildings. There are two beaches on either side of the peninsula perfect for swimming in the peaceful, aquamarine waters. The harbor, a hotspot for activity, faces an island with two hilltop fortresses and a miniature castle. Within town, the impressive Palamidi fortress lies atop a large hill. It was built by the Venetians in the early 1700s and is lauded as a masterpiece of military architecture. Smaller castles and marble pavement a strewn about the island and enhance that traditional feel.

 

  • Take 999 steps to the top of Palamidi fortress—or perhaps ride or drive if that suits you better—for a stunning view of Nafplio and the surrounding Greek hills.
     
  • Visit the Archeological Museum of Nauplion, a tall, symmetrical Venetian structure built in 1713. Various exhibitions of different historical themes are separated by different floors and areas for an immense cultural experience.
     
  • Venture through the arched opening of solid rock to enter Arvanitia Beach, its many rock formations and breathtaking view make it one of the most beautiful and popular beaches on the island.
     
  • Step back in time to the Old Town and explore the Church of Agios Georgios, an aged church with impressive religious icons and superb architecture.
     

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