Nearby excursions

Vivari The village of Vivari is a picturesque fishing village with few accommodation facilities and restaurants, located nearby Nafplion. At its most famous tavern, Dimitris, you can enjoy fresh fish.
Drepano, approximately 20 minutes from Nafplio, has a beautiful sandy beach, many hotels, bars and restaurants.
Tolo is a very popular destination, just 8 km from Nafplio. It has a very long beach, many restaurants, bars, great shopping, and a lot of accommodation facilities. It is particularly well known and popular with foreign tourists.
Assini holds the name of the ancient city whose citadel was located next to the nearby beach and its ruins are still visible. Today's settlement is mainly rural with important citrus fruit production, and significant touristic development due to its proximity to the beach and the touristic village of Tolo.

Popular historical and cultural destinations nearby.

The Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus with its impeccable acoustics and exemplary architecture is located 30 km from Nafplio. Every summer, it hosts theatrical and musical performances, which attract thousands of visitors from all over Greece and abroad.
In Ancient Tiryns –only 3km from Nafplio- still survive parts of the castle of the kingdom of Ancient Tiryns.
Nea Kios: just 6 km from Nafplio is the picturesque fishing village of Nea Kios. Its original inhabitants came here as refugees in 1922 from Kios in Minor Asia. N. Kios presents great cultural activity which culminates every year with the "Kiana" Festival in August.
Myloi: Following the quay between Nafplio and Astros at about 7 km from Nafplion, the visitor sees Myloi.
The village has associated its name with ancient Lerna and the myth of Lernean Hydra.
In its taverns, visitors can enjoy fresh fish and of course the famous souvlaki of Myloi!
Argos, located 12 kilometers from Nafplion, is the oldest city in Greece, constantly inhabited since the early Bronze Age. Unfortunately, most of the ancient city lies buried beneath the modern due to the lack of urban planning regulations. However, some monuments still survive, like the Roman Baths, the Agora and the ancient theater. Argos’archeological museum showcases countless discoveries from the ancient town and surrounding areas.
Mycenae is located 25 kilometers from Nafplion and is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Greece, which swas brought to light thanks to the excavations of the famous German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Mycenae, which became known from the poetry of Homer, was almost completely destroyed by fire in the 12th century BC
The Pyramid of Hellenic is the most famous pyramid in Greece and is located at the homonymous village. Dating back to 2700 BC, it is built of limestone and is the most important example of this architecture in the country.
Poros, an island of the Argosaronic Gulf, is located close to the village of Galatas. Poros is known for its lemon grove. The historic clock, on top of the hill in the center of Poros is a landmark for the island. Poros is accessible by car from Nafplio through Galata and then by ferries that travel from Galatas to Poros many times a day, especially during the summer months.
Hydra is an island of Argosaronic gulf, with characteristic architecture. The village itself is a listed monument and car circulation is forbidden. A visitor from Nafplio can travel to the island of Hydra by boat from Tolo, and in summer the routes are quite frequent. An important festival of Hydra is "Miaoulia" dedicated to the action of Admiral A. Miaoulis.
Porto Heli is another village of Argolis by the seaside. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations and has highly developed tourist infrastructure.
Spetses, a historic island on the right of the Argolic Gulf’s entrance. From Argolida the island can be reached by car and also by boat from Tolo.
On the island it is worth to visit the house of Boumboulina which has been converted into a museum. Important cultural event on the island is the festival of Armata.
Olympia is located about half hour from Nafplio. It is one of the most important sanctuaries of the world. There took place the first Olympic Games in 776 BC in honor of Zeus, while the area got its name from Mount Olympus, which was the house of gods. The Temple of Zeus in the center of the sanctuary was regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There burns always the "Eternal Flame" and from there the flame is transported each time to the city that hosts the Olympic Games.