Description

Syntagma Square

This is a meeting point for both locals and visitors to Nafplio. Syntagma Square is the central point in the Old Town. It has been the most historic square in the Argolida capital throughout its history. Under the Venetians the market square was built here and the palace of the Venetian commander, while under the first Ottoman rule it was the center of the town where the Saray Turkish governor of the Peloponese was.

The most important buildings that you will have the opportunity to admire in the much photographed and busy square are the Archaeological Museum, the Parliament Building (the first Greek Parliament), the Trianon (the old mosque, which is the oldest example of Ottoman architecture in Nafplio), the National Bank building, Theodoros Kolokotronis residence, the palace of Ioannis Kapodistrias and the church of Agios Georgios.

The name of the square changed several times before acquiring its current name after the Revolution of September 3, 1843, as this particular spot has been linked to the Nafplian Revolution and the struggle for Constitution.

Today, you can choose from numerous cafes and restaurants which amass scores of people, giving it the vibrancy and liveliness that characterize it.

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