Nafplio is the city of Peloponnese and the capital of Argolis, one of the most picturesque cities in Greece, with an unchanging architecture of neoclassical character, officially characterized as a traditional settlement, while the port of Nafplion is the main port of the eastern Peloponnese and used from the prehistoric times until today .
Browse the beautiful historic city and the surrounding area with a rental car from Imperial Car Rental.
The area is inhabited since prehistory, as evidenced by important archaeological finds.
In antiquity Nafplio was known as Nafplia. It was built by Nafplion, the son of Amymonis and god Posidon, patron saint of Nafplion and was fortified with cyclopean walls on the rock of Akronafplia, its ancient acropolis.
He was a powerful naval state and participated in the Argonautic Campaign and the Trojan War, and around 600 BC. fell into the domination of Argos. It collapsed in Roman times and rebounded to Byzantine. He passed the control of the Venetians and the Franks, was occupied by the Turks and liberated in 1822, while during the period 1828-1833 he was the capital of the independent Greek state.
With the rental car of Imperial Car Rental you can explore the city of Nafplion and admire its many sights.
The Old Town of Nafplion is at the foot of the Great Rock, with beautiful scenic narrow streets, stairs and stone taps.
In the heart of Nafplion, Syntagma Square is surrounded by monuments and historic buildings: Trianon, the National Bank building and the Archaeological Museum, with exhibits of rare prehistoric and Mycenaean times.
The squares of St. George, the Three Admirals and St. Nicholas have interesting monuments and mansions around them.
Below the imposing walls of Akronafplia you find the Gate of Dryas, which once was the only entrance to Nafplion.
With the easy travel offered by Imperial Car Rental, discover the city's beauties.
One of the most characteristic sights of Nafplion is Palamidi, the 999-foot fortress overlooking the city and magnificent views across the Argolic bay and the Mycenaean plain.
Reference point is Bourtzi, the hexagonal castle built on the islet of Agioi Theodoroi at the entrance of the harbor.
It is worthwhile to take the round of Arvanitia, a long walk overlooking the Argolic Gulf, under the rocks of Acronafplia, and walk to the two green parks, Kolokotronis and OSE, at the entrance of the city.
Important archaeological sites around Nafplion are easily accessible with the rental of Imperial Car Rental vehicles, such as ancient Tiryns with neolithic buildings, the Cyclopean walls embracing its three citadels and the vaulted Mycenaean tomb, the Mills with the ruins of ancient Lerna where Heracles faced Lernaia Hydra and the pyramid of Ellinikos that was constructed in 2700 BC.
Visit Argos, with the ancient theater and the neoclassical market, Mycenae, the most important palace of the Late Bronze Age in Greece, with the shocking archaeological site as well as Epidavros with the temple of Asklepios and the famous ancient theater used until today.
Swim in the beaches of Arvanitia, Karathona, Nea Kios beach, Myloi, Kiveri and Paralio Astros with the medieval castle, the picturesque harbor and the four kilometers of Kallisto beach with crystal clear waters. Enjoy the large organized beach in Tolo, the tranquil beach of Iria, the Valley, the stunning Ververoda and Hinitsa in Porto Heli, Agios Emilianos, Petrothalassa, Ermioni.
Nafplio and the whole Prefecture of Argolida have many beauties to reveal to you! Discover and enjoy all of them, traveling with comfort and safety with the right vehicle from the Imperial Car Rental car rental service.