Nafplion, the old city

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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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Marina Spyridonos on June 28, 2011

Εξαιρετική και η λήψη και η στιγμή! Μαρίνα

Christos Theodorou on June 28, 2011

Marina Sp.2010 - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο.

Stefan Huiban on June 29, 2011

Beautiful city! L

Christos Theodorou on June 29, 2011

Stefan Huiban - Many thanks for your visit,vote and comments. Kind regards from Athens

A Mastalerz on July 1, 2011

Nice street! Like-99. Best wishes A. Mastalerz.

Christos Theodorou on July 1, 2011

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

XanderBW on July 25, 2011

Beautiful street.

Roger Pedat on August 2, 2011

Nice place!

Christos Theodorou on August 2, 2011

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

Сергей Миронов on September 15, 2011

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Christos Theodorou on September 16, 2011

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

Nick Weall on October 16, 2011

Stairway to Heaven :)

Christos Theodorou on October 16, 2011

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

Fernando Jiménez Pad… on October 18, 2011

Bonita calle, Christos. Un saludo, Fernando.

Christos Theodorou on October 18, 2011

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

Lianne Moraes on November 16, 2011

Achei a foto ótima!é a escadaria mais agradável que já vi! Bem interessante, não dá nem pra cansar subindo , porque vai se distraindo!LIke :)

Christos Theodorou on November 16, 2011

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

Transit_PO on October 16, 2013

Beautiful street view! L&F!

Christos Theodorou on October 16, 2013

Transit_PO - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Christos Theodorou on January 5

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