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Feb 27, 2020
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.

Bourtzi

Bourtzi

Built in 1473, it served as a fortress until 1865. It became the residence of the executioners who carried out the death sentences in Palamidi prison. In 1935 it was converted into a hotel. Today there are regular boat-trips to the island.

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.

OSE Park

OSE Park

The old railway station of the city was constructed here in 1885 and was closed in 1963. Today within the park there is a rest area, a small open-air theatre and the Children's Museum with a shadow theatre.

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.

Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

Founded in 1974, it received the European Museum of the Year Award in 1981. Its collection includes costumes, uniforms, jewelry and pottery. In the museum shop one can find exhibit copies, books, cds, posters, cards and other gifts.

Palamidi fortress

Palamidi fortress

Built in 1714, it has 8 independent bastions which are preserved in excellent condition. Later it housed a horrible prison. Access is possible by stairs or by a modern road. The view from the top of the hill is breathtaking.