Nafplio

Beautiful Balconies/όμορφα μπαλκόνια

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Photographs that I took of the  beautiful Venetian and Neoclassical style buildings in the small town of Nafplio, Greece. Many of the buildings are getting a ‘facelift’ as you can see in the photographs, and it was nice to see some work being done on them, instead of letting the buildings fall into disrepair.

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Small Town Shops/Ta mικρά καταστήματα της πόλης

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And the ever-present Greek frozen yogurt shop.

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I love this windmill!

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Plenty of handmade items in this shop.

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Bracelets, sling shots and umm..no further comment.

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No relation..

Restaurant

A couple walks by a charming little restaurant called ‘restaurant’ 🙂

Small towns like Nafplio have some of the prettiest store fronts that you’ll ever see. I loved the architecture of many of the buildings here, and there were so many things to shoot!

Μικρές πόλεις όπως το Ναύπλιο έχει μερικά από τα ομορφότερα προσόψεις καταστημάτων. Μου άρεσε πολύ η αρχιτεκτονική του Ναφπλιου, και είναι ένα εξαιρετικό μέρος για να βγάλετε φωτογραφίες!

The Narrow Streets of Nafplio

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The small town of Nafplio is located on the eastern side of the Peloponnese. It is the capital of the prefecture of Argolida. The town is a photographers dream with so many things to take photographs of.  The town has so much history, and it’s interesting to note that Nafplio was Greece’s capital from 1828-1833. It’s a great place to get away on the weekend especially for those of us who live in a concrete jungle like Athens.

 

View From A Fortress

Last weekend, I visited the small town of Nafplio which is located in the Eastern Peloponnese, it’s not a far drive from Athens which is why many Athenians like to head here for the weekend. I have been to Nafplio many years ago, but I don’t remember too much.  This time I decided that I was going to take it in more and spend more time exploring and even walk up those 999 steps that lead to the fortress of Palamidi. The climb up was a difficult one for me because I’m not an athlete. However,  the view was breathtaking and it was worthwhile  even though it took me three days to recover. My poor legs 😦

Palamidi Fortress

Palamidi fortress & its 999 steps.

Entrance to the Palamidi fortress

Entrance to the Palamidi fortress

Steps that look like Machu Picchu

Steps that look like Machu Picchu

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Beautiful view of Nafplio on the way up..

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In the distance the ‘Bourtzi fortress’ on an islet.

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..and the sea is beautiful too.

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A cruise (?) ship in the distance.

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Steps..

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and more steps.

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But, it’s worth it!

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A cell where prisoners were held.

The last steps to the fortress

The last steps to the fortress

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At the top at last. And on the other side of the door is the archaeological site of the fortress.

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999 steps, but this time I’m going down.

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The butterfly was a good sign.

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