Athens to Nafplio Day Trip

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Day Trip to Nafplio from Athens

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This was originally posted in DEC 2014 but has been revised and updated in OCT19.

 

Why Nafplio makes a good day trip from Athens

If you’ve only a short time in Greece, Nafplio makes a perfect day trip from Athens. Located 137.2km from the capital in the Peloponesse, it can take approx. 1hr 50 mins via very good toll roads by driving.

 

If you take the bus from KTEL Kifissos Bus station in Athens, roughly every hour or 1.5 hrs – the journey takes about two or two and a half hours.

The journey is beautiful – taking you over the famous Corinth Canal that links the Gulf of Corinth (where many dolphins come and swim in the summer) to the Saronic Gulf and its islands in the Aegean sea, past the town of Ancient Corinth.

 

Corinth Canal
Corinth Canal

Athens Day Trip to Nafplio – a bit of history

Did you know Athens wasn’t always the capital of Greece?  Nafplio was the first capital of the new Greek state when it was formed,  from 1823 – 1834. Greek mythology tells us that Nafplios, the son of Poseidon – God of the Sea, founded the town.

 

Once in Nafplio, meander around the many lanes, stroll along the seaside taking in the view of the small Venetian fort on the rock island of Agioi Theodoroi, or why not climb up the 999 steps carved into the hillside to Palamidi Castle, rising 216m above sea level?

Take a romantic stroll down Nafplio's many alleys
Take a romantic stroll down Nafplio’s many alleys
Bourtzi, the small Venetian fort on Agioi Theodoroi island - Nafplio
Bourtzi, the small Venetian fort on Agioi Theodoroi island – Nafplio

 

Palamidi Castle, Nafplio
Palamidi Castle, Nafplio

 

All in all, I’d recommend a visit to Nafplio as a great day trip from Athens – but treat yourself and stay overnight to allow yourself time to soak up the atmosphere and away from the hustle and bustle of large city life in Athens.

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Nafplio Greece - Perfect Day Trip From Athens
Nafplio Greece – Perfect Day Trip From Athens

2 COMMENTS

    • Here’s hoping one day you’ll get to come here…you’ll love it: the people, the scenery, the islands and the mainland, as well as Athens being an amazing city.
      Thanks for the comment guys.
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