Nafplion - the road to the light, the road to the sea

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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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Christos Theodorou on November 13, 2012

Many thanks to all of you for your recent visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos / Je vous rémercie tous pour votre récentes visites et les commentaries. Amitiés d’ Athènes - Christos. / Muchas gracias a todos ustedes para sus recientes visitas y tus amables comentarios. Respecto desde Atenas – Christos / Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti da Atene – Christos / Vielen Dank an euch alle für Ihren letzten Besuche und Ihre Kommentare. Freundliche Grüße aus Athen – Christos / Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις πρόσφατες επισκέψεις και τα σχόλια σας. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος

Mehmet baş on November 15, 2012

Very beautiful shot,
like,
best regards.
Mehmet

Christos Theodorou on November 15, 2012

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

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on November 18, 2012

The nature of the frame so perfect and beautiful places.,

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Wish you a nice weekend,

Good night, İsmail

Christos Theodorou on November 18, 2012

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

Ali Raza on November 18, 2012

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Beautiful photo.

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Christos Theodorou on November 18, 2012

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

Loszmann Ágnes on November 25, 2012

Beautiful street photography. Like/79 Regards, Ágnes

Christos Theodorou on November 25, 2012

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

Sirka on January 17, 2013

Decorous place,excellent shot!L80

Christos Theodorou on January 17, 2013

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

Larissa Subb on March 2, 2013

Wow! Very nice! :-) Like-81!

Christos Theodorou on March 2, 2013

Larissa Subb - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

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