• Bourtzi Fortress, Nafplio, Greece
    Bourtzi fortress

Nafplio

The charming Peloponnesian port town of Nafplio is small, cozy, and strollable. Though it has plenty of tourism, Nafplio is both elegant and proud, retaining a certain genteel panache from its glory days as the capital of a newly independent Greece. It's a must-see because of its historical importance, its accessibility from Athens, and its handy location as a home base for touring the ancient sites of Epidavros and Mycenae. Nafplio has great pensions, appealing restaurants, fine beaches, a thriving evening scene, and a good balance of real life and tourist convenience.