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Trekking Nafplio

Trekking Nafplio

Product Code : 4695

About The Place

Nafplio, a captivating town located on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, is a place where history, culture, and natural beauty intertwine harmoniously. Steeped in a rich tapestry of historical significance, Nafplio exudes an irresistible charm that draws visitors into its captivating embrace.

The history of Nafplio can be traced back to ancient times, as it was once a crucial hub for trade and maritime activities during the Mycenaean civilization. Over the centuries, it fell under the sway of various civilizations, including the Venetians, Byzantines, and Ottomans, each leaving an indelible mark on the town’s architecture and culture. However, perhaps its most notable role came in the early 19th century when it served as the first modern capital of Greece after the country’s War of Independence against Ottoman rule.

The heart of Nafplio is its enchanting old town, characterized by cobblestone streets, charming neoclassical buildings adorned with vibrant bougainvillaea, and inviting squares lined with cafes and boutiques. One of the town’s most iconic landmarks is Palamidi Fortress, perched dramatically atop a hill overlooking Nafplio. This Venetian fortress offers not only a glimpse into the town’s military history but also rewards visitors with breathtaking panoramic views of the town and the surrounding Aegean Sea.

Bourtzi Fortress is another emblem of Nafplio, situated on a small islet just off the harbor. Originally built by the Venetians and later modified by the Ottomans, this fortress showcases the strategic importance of Nafplio’s location as a maritime stronghold. A boat trip to Bourtzi offers a unique perspective on Nafplio’s coastal beauty and historical significance.

The Syntagma Square, also known as Constitution Square, serves as the heart of Nafplio’s modern life. Lined with charming cafes, restaurants, and boutiques, the square is encircled by historic buildings, including the Archaeological Museum and the Town Hall. The ambiance of the square is truly captivating, providing both locals and visitors with a welcoming space to gather and enjoy the town’s vibrant atmosphere.

Nafplio’s diverse history is also reflected in its cuisine, which combines traditional Greek flavors with influences from its varied past. Fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients, and recipes passed down through generations create a culinary experience that is both authentic and unforgettable.

In summary, Nafplio stands as a testament to Greece’s storied past, boasting a blend of historical heritage, stunning architecture, and picturesque landscapes. Its cobblestone streets, ancient fortresses, and picturesque harbor create an atmosphere that transports visitors through time. Whether you’re an avid history enthusiast, a lover of architecture, or simply seeking a tranquil seaside escape, Nafplio offers a remarkable journey into the heart of Greece’s captivating narrative.


  • Trekking historic area of Nafplio

  • Palamidi Fortress

  • Learn about the history of Nafplio – Peloponnese, and the folklore stories of the fortresses in our view

  • Hiking Distance: 10km

Total Duration

  • 4 Hours

Full description

Trekking experience in Nafplio, Greece, a city steeped in history as the first capital of modern Greece. With its captivating blend of ancient, medieval, and recent tales, Nafplio’s old town and natural surroundings offer an enchanting setting for leisurely walks and invigorating hikes.

Indulge your senses on a cultural hike that goes beyond the ordinary. Immerse yourself in the fragrant aromas of thyme, oregano, and the sea. Let the soothing sound of waves accompany our captivating stories. Delight in the taste of our homemade traditional snacks, thoughtfully provided during our tours. Feel the invigorating sea breeze caress your face as you explore. And, as a grand finale, be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of majestic cliffs and the impressive Palamidi Medieval Fortresses that grace the landscape.

Trekking Distance: 10km (subject to change based on the group’s preferences)

Suitability: Suitable for all ages and experience levels

What to Bring

  • Hat & Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel

  • Swimsuit

  • Running or Hiking Shoes

  • Enthusiasm and smiles


  • Snorkelling equipment

  • Photos sent at a later date

  • 1st Aid carried by your guides

  • Personal Insurance

  • Friendly Guides certified as :

  • “Wilderness Expert” by Woodsmoke

  • “First Aid Far From Help” certified by Wilderness Medical Training

  • Snacks and refreshments, with a focus on local products


  • Participants 4 +


  • Starting time 10:00
  • Ending time 14:00

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Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds

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