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Nafplio or Nafplion is a town in the Peloponnese, the capital of Argolida and the main port in the eastern Peloponnese. According to the 2001 census was 13,822 inhabitants. It is one of the most picturesque cities in the country, and was the capital of the Greek state in the years 1828-1833.

Nafplion is known for Bourtzi small fortress built on an islet in the harbor, for Palamidi, Venetian fortress dominates the city, Acronafplia (in Turkish Itch Kale), another Venetian fortress on a peninsula of the same name and as a place of murder of Capodistrias, the first governor of modern Greece.

According to Greek mythology in place of the city founded by Nauplius the Nafplia which was fortified with Cyclopean walls. Archaeological findings prove the existence of the city from the Mycenaean years already.

Nafplion is a popular destination for residents of Athens and the Peloponnese, as it is a bit from both areas. The beautiful buildings of the city is the palace Armansbergk (residence of the viceroy of Greece Armansbergk) and the Archaeological Museum at Syntagma Square. The city also operates branch of the National Gallery.

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Dalibor Ribičić on October 28, 2010

nice photo, like! i will never understand why idiots have to write on antique stuff like that canon, walls,....

greetings, d.

Dalibor Ribičić on October 29, 2010

lord....figures.... who else....

Paulo Targino Moreir… on October 29, 2010



That's very beautiful picture.

Greetings from Brazil.

Ninguém on October 31, 2010

Nice photo! Like!

Greetings from Portugal.

Valdis “Light” Pubah on November 11, 2010

Big gun!Like!

Christos Theodorou on November 11, 2010

ruban99 - many thanks for your comments and this visit. Best regards from Athens

Adler Dawx on November 14, 2011

Great!!! Like too.

Christos Theodorou on November 14, 2011

dawx - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Jean THIERS on January 26, 2012

Souvenirs! Vu en 1989.

Christos Theodorou on January 26, 2012

Jean THIERS - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

kostas papantoniou on January 11, 2013

Ενδιαφέρουσα λήψη,τα γραμματα πάνω στο κανόνι την κάνουν ακόμα πιο αυθεντική!Καλό ΣΚ!

Christos Theodorou on January 11, 2013

kostas papantoniou - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

igor chetverikov on January 16

Very nice shot! Greetings, Igor

Christos Theodorou on January 16

igor chetverikov - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

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  • Uploaded on October 16, 2010
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P1
    • Taken on 2006/04/01 12:02:02
    • Exposure: 0.004s
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    • F/Stop: f/6.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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