Nafplio: A Guide to the Perfect Autumn Escape to the City of the Four Seasons

One of our favorite destinations, suitable for all seasons of the year, which, in fact, in August made CNN’s list of 15 most beautiful small towns in Europethe Nafplioinvites us to extend our vacation for a while.

Nafplio Old Town, © Marialena Malliou

Whether for a three-day, a weekend, or a same-day excursion, Nafplio, an hour and a half from Athens, is suitable for the short excursions we are looking for in September.

Nafplion, © Marialena Malliou

Nafplion, © Marialena Malliou

Nafplion, © Marialena Malliou

Its bougainvillea, its cobbled and colorful houses, but also the its great historical importancewith main historical attractions the Burjithe Bonfire and the church in which Kapodistrias was killed, make it a place with so much natural as well as cultural beauty.

Nafplion Palamidi, © Marialena Malliou

Nafplion Palamidi, © Marialena Malliou

Nafplion Palamidi, © Marialena Malliou

We, in turn, recommend you some must visit places of Nafplio for your outings, food, which you can combine with your walk.

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Bohemian

Boheme, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Boheme, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Boheme, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

In one of the quiet alleys of Nafplio, hidden in a courtyard made by the road, you will find the Bohemian, a cafe that “marries” the vintage with the modern element. Keeping the style of the area, Boheme is a shop with style and personality that makes you notice it. The place, enriched with color and plants, exudes a special calmness and is definitely one of the must visit shops in Nafplio.

Address: 7 Emmanuel Sofroni
Phone: 6945577624

Boutique

Boutique, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Boutique, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Boutique, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

In a more urban atmosphere and suitable for all hours of the day, as it offers from brunch and coffee to drinks, you will find it Boutique. With small tables on the most central – perhaps – street of Nafplion, Vasileos Konstantinou, for those who like a more cosmopolitan outlet, the Boutique places us at the pulse of the city, where people go out for shopping and strolling.

Address: 20 Vasilissis Amalias Avenue
Phone: 2752021910

Aktaion Mare

Aktaion Mare, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Aktaion Mare, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Aktaion Mare, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

One of the hottest spots to enjoy food, coffee or drinks in Nafplio is the Marina, overlooking Bourtzi. And our favorite shop in Marina is the Aktaion Mare, a cafe-restaurant, suitable for all hours of the day. The best view, however, will be achieved at sunset, as Nafplio has one of the most beautiful sunsets in Greece.

Address: 3 Akti Miaouli
Phone: 2752027425

Xenon Cafe-Bistro

Xenon Cafe-Bistro, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Xenon Cafe-Bistro, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Xenon Cafe-Bistro, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

And, leaving the Marina, we go to the soul of Nafplio, Syntagma Square and Xenon Cafe-Bistro, restaurant of the Xenon Inn hotel. It is an all day bistro with a huge variety of dishes, without discounting the quality, which we like both for a quiet breakfast in the center of Nafplio, and for a coffee or a dinner or drink in a more cosmopolitan atmosphere in the afternoon and evening hours. Highlight of the shop are its traditional loukumades.

Address: Syntagma Square 2
Phone: 2752097580

3Sixty Grill Dining & Wine Bar

3Sixty Grill Dining & Wine Bar, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

3Sixty Grill Dining & Wine Bar, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

3Sixty Grill Dining & Wine Bar, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

And from the all day shops we go to the restaurants of Nafplion. First on the list of our today’s recommendations is the 3Sixty Grill Dining & Wine Bar. At the opening of one of the dozens of sidewalks in the old city, decorated in a minimal aesthetic with Bauhaus touches, 3Sixty invites us to try its fusion dishes, which marry Mediterranean cuisine with some Eastern flavors, creating a visual and taste feast. Every Thursday, in fact, for lovers of Japanese cuisine, there is an extra sushi menu. Our highlight from the menu, the shrimp pies and the garganelli pasta. And, for those with a sweet tooth, don’t miss the two-person mille feuille.

Address: Vasileos Alexandrou and Ferraiou
Phone: 2752028068

Espero Fine Taste

Espero Fine Taste, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Espero Fine Taste, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Espero Fine Taste, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Another stylish shop, with its own identity and exuberant aura, the Espero Fine Taste it catches your attention at first glance. With a taste orientation towards Mediterranean cuisine, and a variety of taste proposals – from pasta and meat, to seafood – Espero is our favorite elegant Italian restaurant in Nafplio. Our musts on the menu are the gnocchi with pesto and the talagani with sour cherry jam.

Address: Dimitriou Ypsilantou
Phone: 2752027810

DAO Chinese Restaurant

DAO Chinese Restaurant, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

DAO Chinese Restaurant, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

DAO Chinese Restaurant, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

For Chinese cuisine fanatics, the choice is one, the DAO Chinese Restaurant in the port of Nafplio. With tables both along the harbor line and in an interior space, with minimal decoration, DAO invites us to try a variety of tasty proposals, from noodles and won ton and dumplings, to sushi and meat.

Address: Bouboulinas 51
Phone: 2752022501

Antica Gelateria di Roma

Antica Gelateria di Roma, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Antica Gelateria di Roma, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Antica Gelateria di Roma, @aboutfood.gr, © Marialena Malliou

Of course, it is not possible to refer to dining out in Nafplio and not mention the Antica Gelateria di Roma and its traditional Italian ice cream. Now a trademark of Nafplio, with its fresh Italian ice cream, Antica Gelateria di Roma is a must stop for all visitors to the city, with our top 3 flavors of ferrero ice cream, pistachio ice cream and chestnut ice cream.

Address: Farmakopoulou 3 and Komninos
Phone: 2752023520

More suggestions for going out and eating can be found at AboutFood.gr.


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