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Apr 16, 2021
Kolokotronis Park

Kolokotronis Park

A monumental bronze statue of Theodoros Kolokotronis on horseback (hero in the greek Independence War) dominates the park. It was created in 1894. A similar statue is found in Athens in front of the Old Parliament building.

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.

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.

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).