Nafplio or Anapoli, seat of the Argolis Prefecture, is one of the best-known and most beautiful cities in Greece. Besides being the administrative centre, it is also an important tourist attraction, with constant activity throughout the year. Visit the Municipality of Nafplio’s official website: http://www.nafplio.gr/
According to myth, the city gets its name from its founder, the son of the god Poseidon and Amione. In ancient times, Nafplio was overshadowed by Argos, being used as a harbour from the 7th century BC. During the Byzantine period and from the 11th century, the importance of Nafplio as a trade centre grew consistently. From then, Nafplio underwent occupation by various conquerors; first the Franks, then the Venetians followed by the Ottomans – with a short ‘break’ for the second Venetian occupation.