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Brisk Morning in Nafplio | by Martin Smith - Having the Time of my Life
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Brisk Morning in Nafplio

The area surrounding Nafplio has been inhabited since ancient times. The town has been a stronghold on several occasions during Classical Antiquity. It seems to be mentioned on an Egyptian funerary inscription as Nuplija.

This is the view of the Nafplio waterfront from our hotel room. A bit of a brisk breeze but not cold.

To the centre far right is the Bourtzi Castle, completed by the Venitians in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea.

Behind us and out of sight at the top of the hill was a huge fortress, the Palamadi was built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area (1686–1715).

We arrived in Nafplio late in the afternoon and left the next morning. As with many of our stops, I would have liked to have had more time here, but at the same time I feel I was fortunate to see what we were able to see and fit it in the busy schedule.


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Taken on May 22, 2013