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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 Land Gate

The Land Gate

It was built in 1707 and was the only entrance to the town by land, always closing at sundown. There used to be a moat in front of it. The gate was demolished in 1897 and was recently reconstructed according to a study of its original form.

St. George’s Cathedral

St. George’s Cathedral

Metropolitan Church of Aghios Georgios.

One of the oldest and most important churches in the city. Built at the beginning of the 16th century, it was converted into a mosque by Turks, into a church again by Venetians and during the 2nd Turkish Occupation it became a mosque once more. Since 1822 it is an Orthodox Church. The paintings in western style date from the beginning of the 18th century.

Trianon

Trianon

It is the oldest mosque in the city, probably from the end of the 16th century.
In the years of the 2nd Venetian Occupation it was converted into a catholic church. From 1828 until 1833 it housed a school and later it was used as a theatre and a cinema called "Trianon". Today it houses the Municipal Theatre of Nafplio.

Church of St. Spyridon

Church of St. Spyridon

It is a single-naved church with a dome and was built in 1702. The first Greek Governor I. Kapodistrias was assassinated here in 1831. One of the two assassins was chased and lynched by the furious crowd. At the small square there are two Turkish fountains from the 18th century.

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).

Grimani Bastion

Grimani Bastion

It was built from 1702 until 1706 with large stones, it is four-sided and had four cannons. On the north-east wall is the relief of St. Marc's Lion, the emblem of Venice.