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Nafplio: A town for all seasons

It’s no surprise that Nafplio is so lived in and loved, given its history and privileged setting. Built on the slope of a small peninsula jutting into the Argolic Gulf and under the imposing fortifications of Acronafplia, Nafplio transmits its character.

It’s no surprise that Nafplio is so lived in and loved, given its history and privileged setting.

Built on the slope of a small peninsula jutting into the Argolic Gulf and under the imposing fortifications of Acronafplia, Nafplio transmits its character.

I bought a house in Nafplio 20 years ago. I wanted to take early retirement from my university job and eventually to live full-time in Greece. My love affair with Greece had started some years earlier. I had looked around the country and decided that the islands would be too quiet in the winter, too remote. To own an orange grove or vineyard had a certain attraction and various parts of the Greek mainland had their own particular appeal. But the Peloponnese seemed to have everything. And its historic capital, Nafplio, thrust itself upon me. Built on the slope of a small peninsula jutting into the Argolic Gulf and under the imposing fortifications of Acronafplia, it immediately transmitted its great character, charm and historic interest. And yet at the same time it was a small, compact place, obligingly spilling, by geographic necessity, the bulk of its 14,000-strong population into the adjacent New Town of Nafplio, which was built largely in the 20th century.

Discover Nafplio

Discover Nafplio is a brand new travel Web Portal of the city. Modern and unassuming, aspires through texts and images to convey the true magic of the area. Designed by a team of young people with a strong opinion, appetite for new discoveries and narrative talent leads you to discover every corner, every possible option.

Discover Nafplio is a brand new travel Web Portal of the city. Modern and unassuming, aspires through texts and images to convey the true magic of the area. Designed by a team of young people with a strong opinion, appetite for new discoveries and narrative talent leads you to discover every corner, every possible option. To live and learn the city as a resident.

Accommodation, dining, entertainment and shopping therapy, beaches and walks are the basic units that Discover Nafplio shows like nobody else has done so far. The web pages are full of true, selective proposals which are updated daily.

At the same time, with substantial references to history, museums, archaeological sites and places to see or visit, the picture is completed in the best way.

Events, local stories, tips and suggestions on our perspective will inspire you to plan your holiday, weekend and even your day trip to Nafplio.

So…Discover Nafplio

An early spring break in Greece: what to do

The city of Athens has found its self- confidence and creativity and remaps itself among the most popular city breaks in the world. The old and the new blends in harmoniously offering visitors novel pleasures: from the Acropolis museum to upcoming neighborhoods full of art studios and hip restaurants and shops.

The city of Athens has found its self- confidence and creativity and remaps itself among the most popular city breaks in the world. The old and the new blends in harmoniously offering visitors novel pleasures: from the Acropolis museum to upcoming neighborhoods full of art studios and hip restaurants and shops. New designers, artists and scholars find a voice to present a well-documented heritage and culture from the classical era, but also the new as characteristically portrayed by the new Museum of Contemporary Art. Below we indicate an ideal early spring break trip to Athens  and Nafplio.

Historical Dictionary of modern Greece

The Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece explores the modern history of this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as on significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

Keridis, Dimitris (2009), Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece, The Scarecrow Press Inc.

The Historical Dictionary of Modern Greece explores the modern history of this country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as on significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

More than 180 cross-referenced entries cover important persons, events, institutions, politics, the economy, society, and culture. The easy-to-read entries are substantive!. Along with an excellent bibliography are appendixes for kings, presidents, prime ministers, national election results, country facts, and economics. Recommended. Choice, April 2010 This work is for the student or researcher needing a quick reference to a particular modern Greek person, event, or place. It is recommended for collections that are acquiring the entire Historical Dictionaries of Europe series or that have an emphasis in the country or area. Booklist, January 2010 Academic libraries catering for courses in modern history, international relations, etc. who have found other volumes in this series useful will certainly find this worth considering.

Athens Attica guide

Athens, having been inhabited since the Neolithic age, is considered Europe’s historical capital. During its long, everlasting and fascinating history the city reached its zenith in the 5th century B.C (the “Golden Age of Pericles”), when its values and civilisation acquired a universal significance and glory.

Athens, having been inhabited since the Neolithic age, is considered Europe’s historical capital. During its long, everlasting and fascinating history the city reached its zenith in the 5th century B.C (the “Golden Age of Pericles”), when its values and civilisation acquired a universal significance and glory. Political thought, theatre, the arts, philosophy, science, architecture, among other forms of intellectual thought, reached an epic acme, in a period of intellectual consummation unique in world history. Therefore, Athens constituted the cradle of western civilisation. A host of Greek words and ideas, such as democracy, harmony, music, mathematics, art, gastronomy, architecture, logic, Eros, euphoria and many others, enriched a multitude of languages, and inspired civilisations. Over the years, a multitude of conquerors occupied the city and erected splendid monuments of great significance, thus creating a rare historical palimpsest. Driven by the echo of its classical past, in 1834 the city became the capital of the modern Greek state. During the two centuries that elapsed however, it developed into an attractive, modern metropolis with unrivalled charm and great interest. Today, it offers visitors a unique experience. A “journey” in its 6,000-year history, including the chance to see renowned monuments and masterpieces of art of the antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the architectural heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries. You get an uplifting, embracing feeling in the brilliant light of the attic sky, surveying the charming landscape in the environs of the city (the indented coastline, beaches and mountains), and enjoying the modern infrastructure of the city and unique verve of the Athenians. Year-round visitors are fascinated by Athens, one of the most attractive and charming capitals of Europe.

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