The last parts of the tour
In the very heart of the city stands the Italianate Syntagma Square where you can admire important historic buildings and monuments. Close to the modern city is the church of Agios Spyridonas, in front of which Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias was assassinated, and the church of Agios Georgios boasting important murals such as a copy of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci work “The secret Dinner”.
The Palamidi Castle, which proudly stands 216 m above sea level. In order to reach it you have to climb all of its 999 steps carved into the rock. Venture into a place drenched in history, where the famous hero of the Greek Revolution Theodore Kolokotronis had been imprisoned; it seems as if its battlements -named after the renowned ancient heroes Themistocles, Achilles, Fokion, Leonidas, Epaminondas and Miltiades- are still carefully protecting the city.
The most photographed spot of Náfplio is Bourtzi, the Venetian small fortress standing on the rocky islet of Agioi Theodoroi. During the Venetian rule it was connected to Akronafplia through a huge metal chain that secured the port against enemy ship attacks. In the summer you can reach the fortress by boatdeparting regularly from the port. If you are lucky enough you may even be able to attend one of the fascinating festivals taking place on the islet!
Built in 340 BC for entertainment purposes for the patients of Asklipieio (hospital). It is one of the best preserved ancient theatres with superb acoustics.