The beautiful city of Nafplio in Peloponnese, apart from the ancient rich history, has a modern, equally glorious history of Greece. According to Greek mythology, its native name was Nafplia and was founded by Nafplion, son of Poseidon and Amymonis. In 1823, the revolutionaries of the Hellenic Independence determined the city as the capital of Greece.
Tour the city enjoying a wonderful walk on the paved coastal path of Arvanitia. Enjoy your coffee at King Constantine street and dine at Syntagma Square, built to the Middle Ages. Do not miss the church of Saint Spyridon, which was built during the 1st Venetian occupation. However, in 1686, after the Venetian bombardment, the church suffered great damage. On September 27 in1831, John Kapodistrias, the first governor of free Greece, died from the shots of the Mavromichalis brothers, while he was going to church.
Finally, visit Palamidi Castle, a symbol of the city and admire the stunning view of the 220 meters altitude. You can reach the castle either through the road with a vehicle or by climbing the 999 stairs (actually 857).
Nafplio or Nafplion, with its endless beauties, can astound even the most demanding travelers.
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