A Greek wedding and a honeymoon can be very romantic. However, if you do not wish to catch another flight connection and wish to do without boat trips for some reason, then Nafplio is the ideal place for you, just a two-hour drive from Athens. It is a most romantic city in the Peloponnese and a popular destination for couples and newlyweds. Spend a romantic honeymoon in Nafplio, the first capital city of Greece.
You will find the most suitable accommodation in century-old neoclassical buildings, restored and renovated with all modern facilities for a comfortable stay. You can admire a fantastic view from your balcony, have breakfast in lashious gardens and then set out to explore.
Spending your honeymoon in Nafplio you have a great variety of places to visit and live the romance of a lifetime. A must see is the fortress of Palamidi, imposing above the city. It can be reached by car or for more energetic couples try the 999 steps to the top. From there you get a magnificent view of the old city and the sea.
And the castle of Acronafplia has a long history built by the Venetians, occupied by the Byzantines and lastly by the Turks, offers its visitors a spectacular view of Bourtzi and Arvanitia beach. Last but not least, there’s Bourtzi, a 15th century castle, the most famous landmark of Nafplio. Once it housed the executioners of Palamidi, then in the 50’s it served as a hotel for celebrities. Now it can be visited by boat and it is the venue for many cultural events.
Holding hands, cherishing every moment of your honeymoon, you can stroll in the city and have your coffee or a drink in the “Syntagma Square” surrounded by historical buildings such as the Trianon, the Archaeological Museum, the home of Kapodistrias, Saint Spyrdon Church and as you continue your walk you reach another square where you find the Church of Saint George in which you see one of the best copies of the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Nafplio has many museums and galleries that will take you back in time.
But of course, Nafplio isn’t only history and sightseeing. As newlyweds you want to enjoy the hot sun and crystal clear sea. The closest beach is that of Arvanitia, well-organized with a restaurant and a beach bar to spend any time of the day. Karathona, Neraki are also close by. If you are keen on water sports then head for Tolo beach, which provides all facilites for swimmers and sunbathers. Further away there’s Candia and Iria a sandy and secluded beach.
Going back to the city, you can spend your evening eating, drinking and dancing. In small, picturesque restaurants taste delicious, local specialties with an ethnic twist, ‘mezethes’ and fresh fish.
The weather in Nafplio is mild all year round, perfect for honeymoons, with the exception of some rain in winter. You will be disappointed in choosing Nafplio for your honeymoon.