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Nafplio : The first capital of modern Greece

Nafplio today is a modern, seaside town of 12,000 inhabitants. It has lovely streets populated by beautiful Venetian-style houses and neoclassical buildings, lots of good restaurants, harbor front cafes, and excellent shopping around Constitution Square (Plateia Syntagmatos), including a wide variety of handcrafts, ceramics, and jewelry. The town is quite picturesque and combines the beauty of the Venetian era, with the grandeur of the 19th century neoclassical period.

With the exit from Argos is beginning to form towards your eyes the unique in whole the world icon of the town with the castle - symbol to glass on the water of the Gulf. The most ancient town of the greek place, which according to the mythology, was founded by him, who first thought the idea of the organization of the humans to towns, Thiseas, building the prehistoric town, Nafplia.

The town is lied strong, concrete, under from the imposing Rocks of Palamidiou , the most thundering and complex Venetian Castle East - at least - Mediterranean, enlarge land from his extension, the castle of Akronafplia (point that obviously was building from the first town of the ancient world), but to the water of the Gulf there are the third castle, Bourtzi.

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