It was not by chance the first capital of Greece. Just a stone's throw from Athens, Nafplio (or Anapli) is the place to go and go again. If you have a family, you will find plenty of reasons to put this getaway in the program.
1. First and foremost: It is a very close destination to Athens
Nafplio is located in the Peloponnese, just an hour and a half away from the capital. This makes it ideal for weekends or even day trips. On such a short route children will not get tired on the road since before they can grumble, you'll already have... Reach the destination. Even if you start on a day trip, there is room to change your mind. You will definitely find budget accommodation to stay overnight as a family.
When you go somewhere with the kids you want to be sure of one thing, you will find places to play. In Nafplio you can be sure to find such places. Syntagma Square is ideal for this play. Ball, skate, and jump rope are guaranteed solutions for smaller children. The city also offers family bikes for rides that excite children. They will have an equally nice time on the train ride. A good idea is also the multiplex "Fougaro". In fact, workshops for children are often organized.
3. Travel through history with a walk
Apart from having fun, your excursion will also be a little educational. Palamidi Castle, the Old Town of Nafplio, and Bourtzi are the main attractions. Take a walk with your children and tell them about the history of the city. Give older children a camera and ask them to capture whatever makes an impression on them.
4. Good and quality food
Good food is a key component of a successful outing with the family. In the city of Nafplio, you can find good food especially in the nearby villages but also in the new town. Visit the nearby settlements and you will discover small diamonds. Of course, you shouldn't leave Nafplio without an ice cream cone even in winter. The Antica Gelateria di Roma behind Syntagma Square is the most famous in the city.
What is certain is that on every trip to Nafplio, you discover new secrets...