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Aug 22, 2019
Trion Navarchon Square (Three Admirals Square)

Trion Navarchon Square (Three Admirals Square)

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.

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Church of St. Sophia in Nafplion

Church of St. Sophia in Nafplion

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).

The Customs

The Customs

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.

Acronafplia

Acronafplia

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.

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

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.