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The Beauty of Nafplion?

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Nafplion, located on the eastern side of Peloponneseis, is described as one of the most romantic towns in Greece and the Old Town is an enclave of elegant mansions and large squares. The surrounding countryside is beautiful...

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On the hill above the Old Town is the Palamidi Fortress dating from the Venetian times...

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This is the view of the Palamidi castle from the town centre...

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And here is the castle once we had climbed to the top...

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Nafplion was among the first towns set free during the Greek War of Independence and was the first capital of Independent Greece in 1821. That is why many historical sights can be seen in the town, including Palamidi Fortress and Bourtzi Castle.

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The city rings a cerulean bay with the Bourtzi castle on an island. ..

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There had to be a way to get to the island but it was a slow day and none of the locals seemed interested in taking us from the quay...

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We eventually found a small ferry with the skipper fast asleep. He woke reluctantly and even more reluctantly agreed to take us to the island along with four Americans. These are three of our travelling companions for the 10 minute crossing...

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The Americans complained bitterly about the lack of right wing American TV channels in their hotel. Once we had asked them, out of interest, how many Greek TV channels they had at home they didn't speak to us again. The castle was small and bare - but much more interesting than our travelling companions.

Posted by Hawkson 14:34 Archived in Greece

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