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May 28, 2022
Vouleftiko - “Parliament”

Vouleftiko - “Parliament”

Built around 1730, it was originally used as a mosque and is characteristic for late Ottoman architecture. After the end of the Greek Independence war it housed the Greek Parliament (1825-1826). It is currently a conference hall. The Art Gallery of the Municipality of Nafplio is housed on the ground floor.

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.

Philellinon Square

Philellinon Square

An obelisk was erected in 1903 in the centre of the square in honor of the French Philhellenes (Maison, Fabvier and De Rigny) who fell during the Greek Independence war. Their names are found in the inscription on the base of the monument.

The Armansperg House

The Armansperg House

It dates from the 2nd Venetian Occupation (1687-1715) and was rebuilt in 1831 with the addition of the second floor. One of the largest houses in town with impressive interior decorations, it was the residence of Count Von Armansperg.

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.

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).

War Museum

War Museum

The first Greek Military Academy was housed in this two-storey neoclassical building from 1828 until 1834. Since 1988 it houses the War Museum with collections (documents, weapons, maps) from the Greek Independence War until the 2nd World War.