Nafplio (or Anapli) is one of the most picturesque cities of Greece. It was the first capital of the Modern Greek State (1823-1834) and today it’s the capital of the Argolida Prefecture and the main port of eastern Peloponnese.
Nafplio is famous for Bourtzi, a small fort built on an islet in the harbor, and Palamidi, a Venetian fort dominant over the city. It is also known as the city where Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Governor of the Greek State, was murdered.
According to Greek mythology, Nafplios had founded the city of Nafplia on the very spot where Nafplio is located today. Nafplia was fortified with Cyclopean walls. Archaeological findings prove the existence of the city from as early as the Mycenaean era.
Nafplio is a popular destination for the inhabitants of Athens and the Peloponnese, as it’s just a few kilometers away.