Description

Port

The coast-port of Nafplio is one of the most magical places in this beautiful Argolida town. It is among the most popular meeting spots in the town, ideal for a leisurely stroll from one end of the promenade to the other with Bourtzi and the Argoliko Gulf on one side and the imposing Palamidi fort on the other in the background.

There are numerous options for coffee, snacks and sweets as well as traditional taverns and modern restaurants for a delicious break with a wonderful view, along the coast. The port is also ''home'' to traditional horse and carriages, always ready to take you for a romantic ride, as well as the characteristic train to take you to the beautiful corners of the town.

Nafplio port was constructed during the First Venetian years. Originally there was a narrow passage between the port and Bourtzi, which was closed off at night with a chain and for this reason it was frequently referred to as Porto Katena (chain port). In the middle of the port there is a large 18th century reservoir which was one of the most important creations by the Venetian conquerors.