All of Europe is steeped in history, it is just a part of life for residents however, it is one of the most amazing reasons to visit many of these destinations for travelers. Add the charm of stunningly beautiful and picturesque and you have a recipe for success. Nowhere is this more true than in Nafplio, Greece. This quaint, seaside village has long reigned supreme as one of the prettiest towns to set out and explore the history of a great nation. Pristine Agency invites you to come with us as we take a closer look at Nafplio and one of the best sites not to miss when visiting this historic, seaside town.
The town of Nafplio stunningly beautiful and is quite romantic. There are winding narrow streets which are lined with elegant Venetian houses, and neoclassical mansions with balconies draped with vibrantly colored flowers. There are boutiques to browse and shop with their posh offerings, cafes that dot the harbor and plenty of hotels and guesthouses for accommodations during your stay. Once you soak up the city proper and get a history lesson just from the architecture alone, it’s time to get out and explore one of the unique aspects of this island.
The Palamidi Fortress is one of great places to discover in this town to see the great history. It was built by the Venetians in 1711. Although it was built over 300 years ago it is still regarded as a masterwork of architecture. Considered the final fortress built by the Venetians which is of historical significance, this massive structure was actually defeated by the Turks just one year after it was completed. That being said, this fortress turned prison turned historic site, is both evocative and beautiful and a must see for any traveler.
To get here: You can only access this citadel by a short drive or by a very steep, 900 step ascent. so wear comfortable shoes. Either way you ascend you will be astounded by the views as it sits on an outcrop and offers panoramic views of the city below as well as the Argolic Gulf.
Just one of many historic sites located in this beautiful village, it is a great place to being. What better way to learn and explore a city then with hands on history lesson? To see how these tiny towns once protected great nations. You learn that in the grand scheme of things that size doesn’t matter, and a pretty face can hide great strengths.