Nafplio is one of the most picturesque cities in Greece, built on the bay of the Argolic Gulf in the Peloponnese, while the port of Nafplion is the most important of the eastern Peloponnese, from the prehistoric times to the present day. Get to know Nafplio exploring it with a rental car from Imperial Car Rental. Significant archaeological findings prove that the area is inhabited since prehistoric times.
Known as Nauplia in antiquity, it was built by Nafplion, the son of Poseidon, the patron saint of the city, and was fortified with cyclopean walls on the ancient acropolis, on the rock of Akronafplia. As a great naval force of antiquity, he participated in the Argonautic Campaign and the Trojan War, and around 600 BC. fell into the domination of Argos. During Roman times, it collapsed, invaded Byzantium, occupied by Venetians and Franks, conquered by the Ottomans, liberated in 1822, became the capital of the Greek state between 1828-1833, experienced the German-Italian occupation of 1941-1944.
Today Nafplion is a vibrant, thriving city that will enchant you as you explore it with the Imperial Car Rental Nafplio. Start your tour of the Old City of Nafplion under the Great Rock, with the beautiful picturesque alleys, stairs, stone fountains, beautiful historic squares. Syntagma Square in the city center is surrounded by important monuments and historic buildings such as Trianon, the National Bank Building and the Archaeological Museum with rare exhibits from the Prehistoric and Mycenaean periods, while interesting monuments and magnificent mansions stand around Saint Mark's Squares George, Trion Admirals and St. Nicholas.
Below the imposing walls of Akronafplia you find the Gate of Dryas, which once was the only entrance to Nafplion. Car Hire Imperial Car Rental Nafplio will help you to experience this beautiful city with its many attractions. Take a stroll around Arvanitia, the most popular beach and historic site of Nafplio, between the Palamidi rock and the southern slopes of Acronafplia overlooking the Argolic Gulf, as well as strolling through the two green parks, Kolokotronis and the OSE, at the entrance of the city.
Climb the 999 steps to the Palamidi fortress, a point of reference of the city, with a magnificent view of the Argolic Gulf and the Mycenaean Plain. Characteristic of Nafplion is the emblematic Bourtzi, the hexagonal castle built on the islet of Agioi Theodoroi at the entrance of the harbor. Around Nafplio there are very important archaeological sites that you can easily visit with the Imperial Car Rental.
See the ruins of ancient Lerna in Mylos where Heracles faced Lernaia Hydra, the pyramid at Ellinikos that was built in 2,700 BC, ancient Tiryns with neolithic buildings, the Cyclopean walls around its three citadels and the arched Mycenaean tomb, Argos with the ancient theater and the neoclassical market, Mycenae, the most important palace of the Late Bronze Age in Greece and Epidavros with the temple of Asklepios and the ancient theater used until today.
If you want to relax on some nice beach, the options offered are many. In Nafplio, the popular Arvanitia, the beautiful Karathon, behind the Palamidi rock, a breath away from the city, the endless beach in Tolo, the beach of Irion, the Valley, the excellent Ververoda and Hinitsa in Porto Heli in the east, you can swim at Nea Kios Beach, Myloi, Kiveri, Paralio Astros and the endless Kallisto with its crystal clear waters. Your tours of Nafplio, thanks to the Imperial Car Rental car rental service, will be unforgettable, making you return to the beautiful city with every opportunity!