Sailing holiday albums; Navplíon
Navplíon is at the head of the Argolic Gulf and was for a short period (1829-34) the capital of Greece following independence from the Ottoman Empire.
It is a pretty place full of resturants and bars set along small traffic-free roads.
Images of Navplíon, Peloponnese
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Navplíon, variously spelt Nauplion, Nauplia, Navplío, Nafplio and Nafplion, is at the head of the Argolic Gulf and was for a short period (1829-34) the capital of Greece following independence from the Ottoman Empire. It's a pretty town, full of resutants and bars.
The town is dominated by the massive Palamidi fortress, a huge Venetian citadel, which is well worth a visit. It will probably be the most extensive fortress you will ever visit anywhere in the world.
You can walk up from the town to the Palamidi via ‘a large number’ of steps. The precise number of steps is always contested and it very much depends on from where you start counting as there are steps to get to the steps. However, give or take a few, it’s 1,000 steps to the top.
Just north west of the town are the ancient sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, but they deserve an album of their own.
Navplíon is at the head of the Argolic Gulf on the eastern side of the Peloponnese. The entrance to Navplíon at 37° 33’.90N, 022° 47’.26E (WGS84).
Sailing holiday images; Navplíon, Peloponnese
The Palamidi fortress sits above Navplíon and is well worth a visit. You can ‘cheat’ and take a taxi up though
The museum in the main sqaure was originally built by the Venetians as a naval arsenal
Navplíon is full is small streets filled with shops and resturants. It’s a great place to wander around, either window shopping or simply taking in the ambiance.
Looking north east across the head of the Argolic Gulf with Bourtzi fort guarding the entance to the harbour
Looking down from the Palamidi at the old walled town of Navplíon
Immediately above the town is a walled town, the Akronavplia, and you can wander up, through the gates and around the walls and look back down on the town and across the head of the Gulf
You can walk from the town up to the Palamidi via ‘the large number’ of steps illuminated here. The precise number of steps is always contested and it very much depends on where you start counting, as there are steps to get to the steps. However, give or take a few, it’s 1,000 steps to the top
Looking north from the Palamido over the north Argolic plain. The car park is outside the rear gateway to the Palamidi and is where a taxi will bring you if you decide to ‘ride up’ rather than walk
Looking down from the Palamidi at the town, harbour and Bourtzi fort
The winged lion is the symbol of Venice and the Venetians and is to be found particularly on parts of city walls and fortress
One of the many entrance inside the Palamidi which is really a series of interlocking forts. Note the winged lion of Venice again over the gateway
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