The square was named after Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of modern Greece. His marble statue was placed on the square in 1932.
It is dedicated to the three Admirals (Codrington, De Rigny and Heiden) who devastated the Turkish-Egyptian fleet in the sea-battle of Navarone in 1826. In the centre of the square is the burial monument of Demetrius Ypsilantis, one of the leading figures in the Greek Independence war. On the west side of the square is the bronze statue of Otto von Wittelsbach, the first king of Greece.
A 1905 neo-classical building that served as a residence, a hospital, a clinic, a military headquarters and finally a tavern. Since 2004 it houses the Nafplio National Gallery Annex.
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It owes its name to the five cannons that defended Nafplio in the west in combination with Bourtzi and was constructed by Venetians in the late 15th century.
The Church of Aghia Sophia in Nafplio.
Small domed chapel in the picturesque Psaromachalas neighborhood. It was probably built in Byzantine times. It was the only church within the walls in service from 1780 until the Liberation (1822).
It was built in the mid-19th century by architect Stamatios Kleanthis. It is simple, rectangular, with symmetrical entrances and windows according to the neo-classical style.
The most important square in the city with many historic buildings to visit, such as the Archaeological Museum, Vouleftiko and Trianon.
Formed the walled settlement of Nafplio since ancient times and was given its final form by Franks and Venetians. In 1686 Venetians forbade the habitation in Acronafplia and transferred the population. In 1926 the notorious prison of Palamidi was relocated to Acronafplia and was finally demolished in 1970-71 to build Xenia Palace Hotel.
Built in 1713 as a warehouse for the Venetian Navy, it became a military caserne. During the German Occupation it housed the German Interrogation Office and today it serves as an Archaeological Museum holding a rich collection of finds from prehistoric until roman times.