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.
This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Located in the heart of Nafplio's Old Town, this charming traditional guesthouse lies within a short walk from the sea. Nafplio's main bus station is a few minutes' walk away and you can park in a free public car park nearby.
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.
The "Fishermen district" is one of the oldest in the city. It is inhabited since the 13th century mainly by greek merchants and fishermen.
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.
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.
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