Nafplio – Nafplio had been the first capital of the newly formed Greek state from 1823 to 1834. According to mythology, Nafplio has been built by son of Poseidon and Danaida Animoni. It is a beautiful city, which is regularly visited not only by Greeks, but by foreign travelers, as well.
During your stay in Nafplio for the Erasmus+ educational purposes, you should not miss the opportunity of exploring both its history and the places located nearby.
Fortress of Palamidi – It is a fortress to the east of the Acronauplia in the town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill, the fortress was built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area.
Bourtzi Castle –Still known by its Turkish name Bourtzi, meaning the Tower, it attracts many visitors all year round. Antonio Gambello, an architect from Bergamo, built the castle in 1471 on this tiny island in front of the port of Nafplion.
Archaeological site of Mycenae – Mycenae ‘Rich in Gold’, the kingdom of mythical Agamemnon, first sung by Homer in his epics, is the most important and richest palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Its name was given to one of the greatest civilizations of Greek prehistory, the Mycenaean civilization.