If you're interested in sailing through Nafplion and exploring the city, rent a boat and explore the hidden beauties of the Argolic Gulf. Nafplio was the first-ever capital of Greece and is currently the capital of the Argolis region. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht, or speedboat of your choice from the protected port of Nafplion. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you have a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Tolo. You also have the option to rent a motorboat, their fast cruising speed will allow you to cruise through various beaches and even reach Porto Heli on a two-day cruise. If you book a catamaran, you will be able to throw a birthday or bachelor party or celebrate a wedding anniversary onboard. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and go island-hopping in the Argo-Saronic islands for as many days as you wish.
Nafplion sits gloriously on the edge of the Peloponnese, facing the Argolic gulf, with a scintillating sight that will please your senses behind imagination. It is a beautiful town in Greece that showcases rich history, vibrant colors, and interesting culture. A visit to Nafplion is time travel back to ancient political civilization, prisons and fortresses, and ancient scenery. History lovers will be awed as they take in the castles and buildings, and hear the stories behind their existence. Even if you aren't big on history, you will have a swell time exploring the beautiful scenery.
The first thing you must see when sailing in Nafplion is the fortress of Palamidi. The castle sits at a unique distance of 999 steps away from the town of Nafplion. It was mostly built by the talented hands of the Venetians, although they did not complete the entire project. According to urban legend, the steps were actually 1000, but the horse belonging to Theodoros Kolokotronis, a Greek warrior, destroyed the 1000th step in a show of power on the day of liberation. However, those who have counted say that the steps are 916. From the building's top, you can look downwards and admire the beauty of the land below. You can even see the town center and Bourtzi castle, and take in the magnificent views of the Argolic sea. The labyrinth alleys have a romantic feel to them, and you can get a feel of how life was in the previous ages by walking these areas. Take a walk through the Old Town of Nafplion in between your boat trip. Here you can take in the colors, and relax in the atmosphere. Don’t assume that there is nothing to it just because it's called the old town. Nafplion is one of the loveliest cities in Greece, and it has a history to go with its beauty. Nafplion was where the first Greek constitution was written and the location that housed the first Greek parliament. The scenery and colors speak of the Venetian domination of the 1700s. From the classical mansions to the stone-paved alleyways, and the red roofs, you can explore the historical city that used to be the very heart of Greece.
A boat ride from Nafplion will reach the castle of Bourtzi, which sits opposite it. For prisoners, it was a place of isolation and even executions. During times of war, the castle offered protection. A visit to the islet/castle of Bourtzi might not be all you've heard about it, but it is an exposition that you should not miss. You can also enjoy a day cruise to Tolo, an outright holiday spot offering a range of activities right by the coast. Across the harbor of Tolo, you will find the beaches of Dskalio, Koronisi, and Romvi known for their crystal-clear waters. With a motorboat, you can spend a two-day cruise and reach Porto Heli and Spetses.
You can combine your yacht charter in the Argolic Gulf with the Argo-Saronic islands. By hiring a sailboat or catamaran for a week, you can cruise to Hydra, Spetses, Poros and finally make your way to Aegina and Athens. There are many reasons why you should rent a boat in Nafplion and take a tour of the destination. The town is an exciting one with a wide range of activities, romantic scenery, and many restaurants to explore, An exciting sightseeing experience with museums, fortresses, mansions, prisons, and the like await you. The waters of Nafplion are also very calm, with a protected port that has water and electricity.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Nafplio.
Marina Nafplio: Has a total of 210 moorings and can occupy vessels that reach 25 m in length. The marina offers basic maintenance and service facilities. There is a service station for ships as well as a nautical club.
You can reach Nafplio by driving from Athens. There is a good road network and the distance is roughly 137 km.
Nafplio is also connected by ferry with Piraeus and the Argo-Saronic Islands.
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