It was founded in 1951 and holds 70,000 volumes, the oldest dating from 1504. A lending library and a reading room are available.
Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (CHS GR) is an international center of learning, research and outreach. Fostering collaboration among scholars from all countries to promote a greater understanding of Hellenic civilization, the Nafplion Center offers full access -free of charge- to Harvard University’s digital resources.
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.
The peak of pleasure.
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.
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.
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.