The gorgeous former Greek Capital is one of our very favourite places in Greece, in fact anywhere! It’s the sort of place you could easily spend a week or more and its great value too. These are the rooms, houses and hotels in Nafplio that we love and recommend.
There is a good range of accommodation right across Naplio including the Port, the Beach and the newer suburbs in the outskirts but for our money, the Old Town is the place to be. It is mostly car-free, festooned in fairy lights and vibrant bougainvillea and the cobblestone streets are lined with wonderful, authentic tavernas, excellent boutiques and shops, modern bars and more.
There is a central square which is very lively at night and numerous small alleys and narrow streets to explore.
There is a range of accommodations to suit all budgets and situations.
Nafplio Hotels for couples:
Gambelo Rooms is a small boutique hotel just a few steps from the Old Town with views over the bay. The decor is modern and chic and yet the rooms are surprisingly affordable. Try and book a room at the front that has a balcony.
For a splurge its hard to beat uber cool 3 Sixty Hotel, right on the square and with a very funky bar and restaurant.
For families and groups:
Porto Bello Nafplio has spacious family rooms with panoramic views and bicycle hire. Plus they are located a short walk from both the Old Town and the beach!
Avra Nafpliou is on the outskirts of town with a gorgeous pool and beautiful shady gardens, so it’s also very popular with families, especially in Summer.
Nafplio Hotels for Solo travellers
Marina’s Luxury Rooms are in the heart of the Old Town and a short stroll to everything. Very well priced and each room has a small kitchen.
If that’s unavailable then Pension Omorfi Poli is in a beautiful pink neo-classical building nearby and has quiet rooms that are great value.