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As this Nafplio’s oldest castle was less than 10 minutes away from Pension Eleni, we walked here twice for sunrise and sunset.
Though we nary see the sun rise nor set, the expanse view of the sea, horizon, coupled with orange (dawn) or pink (dusk)...More
.. and that seems to be the way that Cultures leave their mark! Fortresses are all about War, and the rumours of it. Akronafplia is no different. What a building project it must have been, in its time!
This grand and crumbling majestic melange of a fortress is the product of many ethnic influences that held sway over Nafplio over many years. It is an easy walk up on the way to the Nafplio Palace hotel. The easiest way up there is to...More
We walked up all 900+ stairs to the top. Go early before it gets hot. The stairs are in the shade in the morning. Stairs get you to the lower fortress. You have to walk down the path towards the parking lot to get to...More
The Fortress on the Acropolis overlooking the old town of Nafplio is fun to explore and makes an impressive backdrop to this fascinating city. As one of three fortresses that guard Napflio, the Akronafplia Fortress is often overshadowed by the larger Palamida fortress that looms...More
The fortress is located adjacent to the Nafplia Palace Hotel where we were staying, so it was easily accessible. We enjoyed touring the Archeological site and the spectacular views of Nafplion and the Harbor.