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Walking by the beautiful narrow streets of the town of Nafplion!!!

Το Ναύπλιο ή Ανάπλι είναι πόλη της Πελοποννήσου, πρωτεύουσα του Νομού Αργολίδας και ο κυριότερος λιμένας της ανατολικής Πελοποννήσου. Σύμφωνα με την απογραφή του 2001 είχε 13.822 κατοίκους. Είναι μια απ' τις πιο γραφικές πόλεις της χώρας, και υπήρξε πρωτεύουσα του ελληνικού κράτους στα χρόνια 1828-1833.
Το Ναύπλιο είναι γνωστό για το Μπούρτζι, μικρό φρούριο χτισμένο σε νησίδα μέσα στο λιμάνι, για το Παλαμήδι, ενετικό φρούριο που δεσπόζει στην πόλη, για την Ακροναυπλία (τουρκ. Ιτς-Καλέ), έτερο φρούριο ενετικό, επί της ομώνυμης χερσονησίδας, καθώς και ως τόπος δολοφονίας του Ιωάννη Καποδίστρια.
Σύμφωνα με την ελληνική μυθολογία στην τοποθεσία της σημερινής πόλης ίδρυσε ο Ναύπλιος τη Ναυπλία η οποία οχυρώθηκε με κυκλώπεια τείχη. Αρχαιολογικά ευρήματα αποδεικνύουν την ύπαρξη της πόλης από τα μυκηναϊκά κιόλας χρόνια.
Το Ναύπλιο αποτελεί δημοφιλή προορισμό των κατοίκων της Αθήνας και της Πελοποννήσου καθώς απέχει λίγο και από τις δυο περιοχές. Στα ομορφότερα κτήρια της πόλης είναι το μέγαρο Άρμανσμπεργκ (κατοικία του αντιβασιλέα της Ελλάδος Άρμανσμπεργκ) καθώς και το αρχαιολογικό μουσείο στην πλατεία Συντάγματος. Στην πόλη λειτουργεί επίσης παράρτημα της Εθνικής Πινακοθήκης.

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Nafplion is situated on the Argolic Gulf in the northeast Peloponnese. Most of the old town is on a peninsula jutting into the gulf; this peninsula forms a naturally protected bay that is enhanced by the addition of man-made moles. Originally almost isolated by marshes, deliberate landfill projects, primarily since the 1970s, have nearly doubled the land area of the city.
The Acronauplia has walls dating from pre-classical times. Subsequently, Byzantines, Franks, Venetians, and Ottomans added to the fortifications. Nafplion was taken in 1212 by the French crusaders of the Principality of Achaea, then in 1388 was sold to the Venetians.[11] During the subsequent 150 years, the lower city was expanded and fortified, and new fortifications added to Acronauplia.[12] The city was surrendered to the Ottomans in 1540. Ottomans renamed her as "Mora Yenişehri" ("New City of Peloponnese"). It was a sanjak centre during Ottoman rule. At that period, Nafplion looked very much like the 16th century image shown below to the right. The Venetians retook Nafplion in 1685, and strengthened the city by building the castle of Palamidi, which was in fact the last major construction of the Venetian empire overseas. However, only 80 soldiers were assigned to defend the city and it was easily retaken by the Ottomans in 1715.
Palamidi is a castle constructed by Venetians during the 17th century. It is located on a hill north of the old town. During the Greek War of Independence it played a major role. It has been captured by Staikos Staikopoulos (Στάικος Σταικόπουλος) on 31 November 1821
Tourism emerged slowly in the 1960s, but not to the same degree as around other areas of Greece; nevertheless, it tends to attact a number of tourists from Germany and the Scandinavian countries in particular. Nafplion enjoys a very sunny and mild climate, even by Greek standards, and as a consequence has become a popular day- or weekend road trip destination for Athenians in wintertime.
Nafplion is a port, with fishing and transport ongoing, although the primary source of local employment currently is tourism, with two beaches on the other side of the peninsula from the main body of the town and a large amount of local accommodation. There are frequent bus services from/to Athens (KTEL).

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  • Copyright: Katerina Meleouni (Katepina) (172)
  • Genre: Lugares
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  • Date Taken: 2011-04-10
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