As well as being one of Greece’s historic oldest towns Nafplio and the surrounded area is also a dream food and wine destination.
Nafplio became the “golden apple” between Francs, Venetians and Turks. The conquerors alternate and leave their marks behind. Palamidi is the best preserved fortress of Venetians in Greece and is proudly stands 216 m above sea level.
Nafplio, a Peloponnesian city, was also the first capital of Greece and its historical center offers the medieval Old Town, narrow cobblestone alleys, neoclassical well preserved mansions with bougainvillea trees adorning their yards, balconies and Turkish fountains.
The region’s mild climate makes the whole area ideal for all-year escapes, and is the ideal place for cultural, food and wine lovers to taste fine Greek gastronomy and Awarded Wines.
Experience the wine region of Nemea
It’s worth to pay a visit to the marvelous wine-country side of Nemea. There’s no better way to learn about the myth of Heracles, than through a curated walking in the wine area of Nemea.
Taste the ‘Fliassios’ wine (the ancient name of Agiorgitikos following our wine tour Drink like a God. At the same time Andriana explains the history of the region.
Stop at well known wineries of the region where will guide you through the vineyards, the winery and the cellars – a true thesaurus ofpremium labels, waiting to reveal their precious aromas and tastes!
In the summer, take an invigorating swim on the crystal-clear waters of Arvanitia, Karathonas, Nea Kios, Miloi and Kiveri.
Explore Palamidi Fortress due climbing up 900 plus steps to the top of this Venetian landmark to admire an unacceptable panoramic view.
Visit the Bourtzi Fortress with a taxi boat from the harbor front of promenade. The tiny wood boat cross over to picturesque Venetian building that seems to float in the middle of the blue sea
“Antica Gelateria di Roma”. You do not visit Nafplion without taste an ice cream, or gelati from this classic Italian Gelateria. Enjoy the amazing Zuppa Inglese with sponge cake, the fruity sorbets and the authentic carducci cookies.
Taste the authentic Greek food at a seafront restaurant ”Arapakos”. Make sure you order the perfectly grilled octopus, the stuffed and grilled squid, Choose one of the specials; shrimp “orzotto” or the catch of the day.
If you aren’t a big fan of seafood, you will be thrilled at a meze restaurant (meaning that it serves small, contemporary dishes to be shared).
Pidalio serves well-cooked, traditional mezes. Taste dishes such as the skioufichta” macaroni which has plenty of cream and cheese, but the baked eggplant with beef in tomato sauce is scrumptious! The “politiki” is also well worth trying (a salad made with pickled cabbage and carrot);
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