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Jul 13, 2016 - Nafplion, Greece

Yesterday we flew from Rome to Athens and hopped on a bus to Nafplion, Greece. This was the first capital of Greece. It is on the water and is just as cute as can be! Our hotel is up MANY MANY flights of stairs! When we first arrived, we went to the address that was given for our hotel. It looked a bit sketchy and wasn't what I thought I booked. There was an elderly man there who spoke no English. After several rounds of hand gestures, we realized he wanted us to sit down. I still wasn't really sure if we were in the right place or what was...

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Nov 24, 2010 - More exploring

Today was another day of exploring the local sights (there is so many). After our, by now, obligatory early morning walk followed by a leisurely breakfast, we visit the local War museum. What a fascinating place it is. Quite apart from being filled with military paraphernalia, the narratives with each exhibit put into perspective the place which Greece holds in the history of the modern world - from its early struggles for independence from the Turks, to the Balkan Wars, Macedonian struggles, World War I and World War II, Greece has been an...

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Nov 24, 2010 - More exploring

Today was another day of exploring the local sights (there is so many). After our, by now, obligatory early morning walk followed by a leisurely breakfast, we visit the local War museum. What a fascinating place it is. Quite apart from being filled with military paraphernalia, the narratives with each exhibit put into perspective the place which Greece holds in the history of the modern world - from its early struggles for independence from the Turks, to the Balkan Wars, Macedonian struggles, World War I and World War II, Greece has been an...

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Nov 23, 2010 - Exploring Nafplion & Epidavros

Today we go exploring the city of Nafplion and the surrounding areas. Starting from our hotel at 8am its a pleasant stroll along the port road, past numerous bars/cafes. We headed out to the lighthouse to get a better view of Bourtzi Island and its fort. Along the way there are numerous people out fishing (the bay is reputed to be one of the most fertile bodies of water in Greece). The air is cold and crisp, and the water dead calm. Te sun hasn't yet appeared over the surrounding hills so it seems like its about 6am instead of 8am. The...

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Nov 22, 2010 - Nafplion

Today was a travel day. We leave Athens and head for Nafplion. A short walk from our hotel in Athens down to the Avis car rental agency. Pick up the caR and head off down the road. OK, everything you may ever have heard about driving in Greece is absolutely, 100%, no doubt about it, correct!!! A hair raising experience and not for the faint hearted!! not only did we have to contend with a left hand drive vehicle, and driving on the right side of the road, and trying to read road signs in Greek, but it soon became apparent that Greek drivers...

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Mar 31, 2010 - The sights of Nafplion

If only we had pedometers! We thoroughly enjoyed walking around this ancient, glorious and romantic town. We saw the waterfront area with it's outdoor seating restaurants and very large boats then walked uphill to the small streets inland where there are quaint little shops, restaurants, places of lodging and residence. The streets look like stone walkways. We couldn't quite get used to the fact that we needed to move for motorized vehicles. We spent the morning strolling the town. After a nice lunch of calamari and chicken in wine sauce,...

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Oct 26, 2008 - Beautiful Nafplion, Greece

Randy Our travels books unanimously gave the small town of Nafplion highest marks for a visit. Nafplion is on the northeast coast of the Peloponnese, a three-hour bus ride from Olympia. Nafplion is a beautiful town with three grand fortresses, it was the capital of Greece in the olden days, and it is near to a collection of ancient Greek ruins such as Mycenae, Tiryns, Epidaurus, and Corinth. We spent three nights here. My favorite part was hiking around the fortresses in town and bussing out to the ruins to walk around them. Tiryns is the...

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