Nafplio is located around 30 kilometers from Epidaurus and it stands out as one of the most picturesque towns of Greece. It includes a variety of monuments and traditional buildings, narrow cobble stone alleyways and buildings of Venetian style that create a mosaic of architectural styles that have been preserved from past occupancies of the city. Among these, the Palamidi castle and the Bourtzi Fortress are considered the emblematic monuments of the city.
There are also several public and private museums of various subjects (Art Gallery, Archaeological Museum, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, War Museum and others), demonstrating all aspects of the city’s history and traditions.
1.11.-31.3.: 4.00 € (reduced 4.00€)
1.4.-31.10.: 8.00 € (reduced 4.00€)
Approach to the monument: A road leads to the top of the hill. Alternatively there are 999 stairs from Nafplio.
Nafplio, Τ.Κ. 211 00
Telephone: +30 27520-28036, 27520-29864
Bourtzi is currently being thoroughly restored and will soon again open for the visitors. Approach to the monument: Small boats head out to the fortress, leaving from the port fairly regularly.
Entrance: Free, boat trip circa 4,5 Euros
Archaeological Sites: 08.00-15.00
Archaeological Museum of Nafplio: 08.00-15.00. The Museum is closed on Mondays
For updated information, visit:
Archaeological sites and Museums are closed on:
- 1st of January
- 25th of March
- Easter Day
- 1st of May
- 25th-26th of December
Archaeological Museum of Nafplio: Full €6, Reduced €3
Days of free entrance to archaeological sites and museums:
28th of October, 6th of March, 18th of April, 18th of May, 5th of June, last weekend of September, first Sunday of every month from 1st of November until 31st of March.