Nafplion (crs)

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Along the Akti Miaouli
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Palamidhi Fortress, on hill
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Palamidhi Fortress, on hill
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Palamidhi Fortress, on hill
      
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The town was the first capital of modern Greece from 1829 to 1834.  It is named after Nafplios, son of Poseidon.  The area surrounding Nafplion has been inhabited since ancient times though little sign of this remains within the town.  The Acronauplia, the oldest part of the city has walls dating from pre-classical times.  Subsequently, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, and Ottomans added to the fortifications.  Nafplion was taken in 1212 by the French crusaders of the Principality of Achaea.  In 1388 it was sold to the Venetians.  During the subsequent 150 years, the lower city was expanded and fortified, and new fortifications were added to the Acronauplia.  The city was surrendered to the Ottomans in 1540.  The Venetians retook Nafplion in 1685 and strengthened the city by building the castle of Palamidi.  It was retaken by the Ottomans in 1715.  It war freed by Greeks in 1821.

A friend and I used it as a base for day trips while exploring this area of the Peloponnese. As you can see, its a lovely town.

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