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Our ship will dock in Nafplio for one day. Any suggestions of what to do or so? How far area we from town?

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Take a taxi up to tour the big Fortress or hike the stairs. Don't do the stairs on a hot day.

Walk up through old town to the smaller Fortress.

Take a boat out to the little Fortress/island

Find the shop that sells only worry beads.

Take a tour out to Eipidavros(sp). It has a amazing ancient theatre. Best I saw.

We were there a month ago and loved it.

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Hi vandmreiss

Take a taxi up to the Palamidi castle, wander around its ruins. The view is fantastic. Walk down the stairs to the town.

Wander the streets of the historic centre of Nauplion.

Linger over a long coffee or two in the platia (square) or at one of the many cafes along the waterfront and people watch.

Epidavros might be too far to go in your available time (a pity) so instead visit the ruins of Tiryns, just 5 minutes from the Historic centre

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Have a look here.

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There is a forum on Nafplio but its under a different spelling - Nauplion.


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Besides Palamidi, be sure you go up to Acronafplia (that is really the "top of the town". What u do is walk up that ramped road to the far right of this map,


up to Zigomala street. Whee it says "Parking" there is an entrance in the rock face (really!!), you walk in & there's an elevator in the rock -- it's like a cheesy sci-fi film. It take u up to front of a fancy govt- owned hotel, walk behind it & out to end of Peninsula. Amazing views!! ... then walk the top walkway all the way to the other end, and DOWN a ramp. At the foot is where u can get your taxi to go up the back entrance of palamidi. The OTHER great view!!

As the map shows, your cruise ship docks right in front of the old town. Enjoy the sunset from the marquee- tented cafes at the sea front... In my opinion some of the most beautiful sunsets in all of greece.

Here's a slide show by friends of mine who also love Nafplio, to show you what's in store:


TIP click bottom of photo, and u can speed the slides changes to 3 secs. it's such fun!!

YOur only problem will be -- you won't want to get back on the ship!!

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