As soon as I was back from Istanbul, my wanderlust took the best of me, and I took off to Nafplio for the weekend.
Nafplio is a really nice little city in the Gulf of Argos. It was the second capital of Greece, from 1829 to 1834, right after Egina. The location of the city, on the slopes of two sharp hills, were perfect for an Acropolis in ancient times, and afterwards for fortifications. The city was in control of Byzantines, then Franks after the Crusades, then Venitians (as can be seen with the images of winged lions everywhere in town) and last by the Ottomans. This is where Ioannis Kapodistrias, first head of State of modern Greece, took office, and where he was later assassinated.
Nafplio 3
Eglise Palamidi 2
Nafplio 1
Palamidi and Nafplio 3
Palamidi Int 2 Mer
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