Argolis, Greece

Nafplion - the First Capital of Greece

with Stewart C.

Stewart C.
Style: Artsy

Nafplion was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834.

If you were to ask any Greek person to name their favourite place that they have visited in mainland Greece they will invariably say: "Nafplion, as it has so much charm". Everyone who has been here falls in love with Nafplion.

Not to be missed on any visit to Nafplion are the "Palamidi" castle (216 meters high) and the Venetian castle "Bourtzi", set on an small island in the middle of the harbour of Nafplion.
On this tour we will visit the old town with its many narrow winding streets, the main sights and attractions, "Acronauplia" ( the part of Nafplion perched on high) and also get to know more about the importance of Nafplion in Greek history and of two of the main protagonists of Greece's War of Independence: Ioannis Kapodistrias and Theodoros Kolokotronis.

Come to Nafplion and be charmed and see what it is that attracts so many Greek visitors to come back and visit again and again.

This will be a lively, fun and informative four hour tour and at the end of the tour, a well deserved swim at a nearby beach is in order!

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Stewart C.

I am an Irish citizen, resident in Nafplion, Argolis Greece. I first came to Greece in 1985 and I fell in love with the country where I have lived for many years. I think that my love of Greece stems back to when, as a young boy, I lived in Cyprus and also that I had a great love for Greek mythology at a young age as well, which was imparted to me by my enthusiastic primary school teacher in Highgate, London. Greek mythology seemed so alive and real at that age. Little did I know, many years later how significant that would turn out to be when I became a tour guide and I started to retell the Greek mythology stories I had been told as a young boy! I love traveling and I have traveled extensively in Greece. I lived in Crete for quite a while and I have a great love and passion for history. I first started tour guiding/taking care of visitors on the "classical tour" in Greece in the 1980's and I have continued to give tours since then. I also have also been a tour guide for the "Original Bus company" in London for whom I gave tours in 2007. Full profile Leave a Review

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