There are many reasons to visit Nafplio, the charming port town said to be the most romantic in Greece.
With its intriguing history, rich culture and picturesque setting, it is a really charming destination for all. It also just happens to be the location of some really exciting events throughout the year, so why not take a look at our guide below and plan your visit to coincide with one, or all of them?
The Nafplio Marathon is now in its 6th year and kicks off on Sunday 3rd March, with more than 6,000 runners expected to take part. Professional athletes and amateur runners from Greece and all over the world will be taking over the town for a truly entertaining sporting event and one that you may even want to compete in yourself!
Next up is the ever-so-glamorous Mediterranean Yacht Show, now a standard fixture in Nafplio's calendar. Taking place from 4th - 8th May this year, the event is a golden opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world's most luxurious charter yachts lined up in the port and to enjoy the celebratory atmosphere that the yacht show brings.
The official Nafplio Festival brings music to the fore in a month of unique performances by world famous artists. From 29th June to 8th July of this year, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a mixed bag of music ranging from jazz to classical in some of the town's atmospheric venues such as the Vouleftikon, the first Hellenic Parliament, and the courtyard of St. George's Square.
The Athens and Epidaurus Festival is dedicated to theater and the performing arts, with the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus hosting some brilliant plays this year. Running from 21st June to 10th August, the festival offers theater-goers the chance to see ancient Greek tragedies and comedies played in the very same venues that once hosted them over two thousand years ago. Only half an hour from Nafplio, Epidaurus should definitely be on top of your list to visit this year.
The team at Perivoli Country Hotel & Retreat can help guests with any ticket reservations and we strongly recommend that you make your room bookings with us as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment during these busy dates.
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