Nafplion, Mycenae, Epidavros, Corinth

(info, maps & photos)

This is one of the most charming towns in Greece, with one of the best preserved Old towns to be found anywhere. After the war of Independence against the Turks, Nafplion became the capital of the Greek state and flourished accordingly. It makes an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area and especially the nearby archaeological sites of Corinth, Mycenae and Epidauros, the various villages by the sea and the islands of the Saronic Gulf (Hydra, Poros and Spetses).
How to get there: by public bus (min. 3,5hrs), by private car (3hrs) or by train (min. 3,5hrs).
Note: You may also check for performances of ancient drama in Epidavros


Click here to view a detailed map of the Nafplion area
Map of Nafplion area


The fortress of Burtzi; click to enlarge
the Burtzi
The castle of Palamidi; click to enlarge
the Palamidi
The archaeological site at Mycenae; click to enlarge
the archaeological site
Mycenae: the Lions' Gate; click to enlarge
the Lions' Gate
Mycenae: the Treasure of Atreus; click to enlarge
the Treasure of Atreus
Mycenean tholos tomb; click to enlarge
Mycenaean tomb
The theatre of Epidavros; click to enlarge
The theatre of Epidavros

The Corinth canal
Ancient Corinthos: the site
Ancient Corinth
The Temple of Apollo at Ancient Corinthos
Ancient Corinth:
the Temple of Apollo




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