Shore Excursion and Port Reviews
Nafplion's Palamidhi Fortress (On Top of the Mountain)
Language and Currency
What is Nafplion Like?
What is the Weather Like?
Where Does the Ship Dock?
Where is the Shopping?
What is There to Buy?
What is There To Do?
Is There Anything of a “Don’t Miss Quality?
Are There Any Great Restaurants or Bars?
A valid passport is required but no visa is required for stays under 90 days
The official language of Greece is Greek, but some English is spoken in the tourist areas. Greece has accepted the euro as its formal currency US dollars are accepted in the tourist areas, as are all major credit cards. There are numerous ATMs in Corfu if one needs additional cash.
Old Nafplion Structure
Nafplion is a very quaint village who's top attraction is the Palamidhi Fortress that dates back centuries. While the Fortress is quite interesting, most folks discover that the village of Nafplion itself is just as engaging.
Typical Nafplion Street with Restaurants and Shopping Opportunities
Nafplion invites you to enjoy the day by relaxing at one of the sidewalk cafes that populate the village.
Summer in the Greek Isles is hot and dry. Daytime temperatures average between 85° - 95°F and can reach above 100° (usually in July). These warm temperatures are usually tempered however, by cooling, prevailing north winds. Winter months are mild with temperatures averaging between 55° and 60°F.
Nafplion from the Ship's Sun Deck at Anchor
Ships anchor off the coast of Nafplion and tender into the tender wharf on the waterfront directly in front of the main part of the village.
The Nafplion Tender Wharf
From the tender, one simply crosses the street to enter the main part of town. You can clearly see the Fortress from the tender wharf.
On the tender ride into the tender wharf you pass Bousdri Islet. This interesting island is very picturesque.
Shopping in Nafplion
Nafplion's main shopping street (the wide pedestrian street paralleling the waterfront just a few blocks into the city) runs the length of the village. Shops and boutiques can also be found on the side streets off of the pedestrian shopping street
Lots to buy here. There is the assortment of Greek souvenirs that one finds in just about every Greek Island shopping district, but there are also a number of jewelry and local art stores that sell high quality products. Look for these shops on the street that parallels the main shopping street (Platcia Syndagmatos) on the mountain side.
The Palamidhi Fortress
The Palamidhi Fortress is certainly worth exploring. Climb the 700 vertical feet (899 stairs) up to the entrance of the fort and then pay to gain entrance and explore its treasures. Be aware that the climb up is very strenuous, so if you are not in shape you may want to visit the Archaeological Museum in Nafplion instead. It is located in the beautiful 18th-century Venetian arsenal that dominates Plateia Syntagma. It houses most of the riches recovered from the Palamidhi Fortress and is well worth exploring, even if you do climb to the fortress itself.
Nafplion Residential Side Street
Just exploring Nafplion's narrow side streets can be loads of fun. There seems to be something unique around every corner.
I would say that exploring the village at Nafplion is a "don't miss" opportunity.
Not that I know of, how about you?