Travel Blogs from Nauplion
Nauplia is in the northeast corner of the Peloponnese and a wonderful seaside town, and former capital of Greece.
We caught view of the clock tower at the Akronafplia towering above the city as we tendered to port. We then boarded our bus to Mycenae, just a short 30-minute drive from Nauplian. Mycenae was the main center of the Mycenean world, and gave its name to a period and a civilization that evolved throughout the entire Greek world between the ...
... are 857 steps in the
winding stair from the town to the fortress. However, to reach the top
of the fortress there are over one thousand. Locals in the town of
Nafplion will say there are 999 steps to the top of the castle, and
specials can be found on menus that incorporate this number to catch a
tourist's eye.To finish off the day we did a bit of shopping as the shops are all open until 9 or ...
... chicken intestines (they were actually really good), freshly made yogurt-based sauces like tatziki (yogurt, dill, lemon juice, lots of garlic) that were served inside of cored bell peppers, and homemade bread covered in sesame seeds.
During the dinner conversation, I picked out words that I identified, and basically tried to figure out what everyone was talking about. Although I didn't understand what 99% of the conversation was about, I really enjoyed watching everyone's ...
I LOVE the town of Nafplion. It's so much cleaner and prettier than Athens and the restaurants don't hound you. They even have a "Popeyes" restaurant (not the same as the one in Louisiana) but still has American-type food. We basically spent an entire day touring the Island of Aegina, another day visiting Tiryns and Mycenae, and then our final day visiting the Theater of Epidauros. We went to even more beautiful beaches ...
Today we leave Greece. Up early at
6am to head for Athens. We fly out at 11am (with EasyJet, so we are
approaching this flight with some trepidation after seeing them featured
so much on the British show "Airport" - and not always in a good
light!!). But, they are about 1/2 the price of the other airlines.