Stay inside a historical mansion or hip design suites within the pedestrian-friendly center, or head into the countryside to a hands-on farm stay amidst the olive trees as you explore this Peloponnesian destination.


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Stay in classic Nafplio style at Ippoliti. Housed in a 19th-century neoclassical mansion and decorated in the same style, with Tuscan furniture, leather, and wood, the hotel will make you feel right at home, if home were a luxurious mansion. The whole property has been renovated to add modern conveniences to the historic atmosphere.

Start your day with a breakfast buffet featuring local cheeses and homemade pies and jams alongside a fireplace or outside amidst the gardens and pool. Take a dip in the pool or its neighboring jacuzzi or book a massage to fully bliss out in between your explorations of the city, whose top sites are just steps from your door.

Amymone Suites

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Design-focused Amymone Suites in the old town appeals to artistic travelers and couples. Explore historic attractions along with the bars and restaurants, or simply enjoy your room's view of spots like Acronafplia, the Bourtzi water castle, and Palamidi castle.

Suites are decorated with a focus on art, culture, and accents from nature. Each has its own distinct design combining luxury details with earthy tones, natural materials, and art by the Italian artist Francesco Moretti. Enjoy breakfast with dairy from the family creamery, handmade baked goods, and local honey and jams, then head back to the Wild Duck restaurant in the evening for creative cocktails and Greek fare in an equally stylish environment.

Anthemion Suites & Villas

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Anthemion Suites & Villas describes itself as a "family boutique retreat" just outside Nafplio, roughly a 5-minute drive outside the city. Its 12 rooms sit amidst well-tended gardens and olive groves and are designed to feel like you're visiting a friend's Greek countryside home.

Rooms start at doubles and go up to a family loft or deluxe apartment, so everyone has space to sleep. The attentive staff are happy to book any outings or travel services you may need. Take out a free bicycle if you'd like to explore on your own, or simply lounge alongside the heated outdoor pool. When hunger strikes, the poolside restaurant combines classic Greek gastronomy with modern techniques and local products, or simply grab a snack or sip at the bar.

Klymeni Traditional Homes

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The family-friendly residences of Klymeni Traditional Homes sit between Nafplio's old town and Karathona beach, surrounded by over 2 acres of olive trees, orchards, and gardens, with Palamidi fortress and the Karathona and Arvanitia beaches within walking distance.

Choose from a studio, bungalow, apartment, or entire townhouse to accommodate whatever your party size is, all with exposed stone accent walls and splashes of bright colors. Take children to frolic on the outdoor playground while adults take advantage of the barbecue area or views from the hot tub, then stroll the gardens or work on your tan on the sun terrace.

Perivoli Country Hotel & Retreat

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Head to the hilly village of Pyrgiotika to Perivoli Country Hotel & Retreat, about 5 miles (8 km) from Nafplio. This farm-to-table establishment is nestled amid orange groves and olive trees, with proximity to the city of Nafplio as well as beaches and outdoor excursions that the hotel can customize for your party.

Many of the rooms feature both fireplaces and private balconies for relaxing no matter what the weather. After enjoying a local, organic breakfast, go for a swim in the outdoor pool, then dry off in a poolside hammock, or book a massage or personal yoga session. The restaurant offers a menu that features ingredients from the property's own fruit orchards and surrounding countryside, as well as local producers, including a la carte lunches, Sunday pool brunch, and three-course dinners. If your meal leaves you feeling inspired, try out a cooking class or wine tasting to take some skills home with you.

Opora Nafplio Country Living

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Head into the countryside just outside the city to visit Opora Nafplio Country Living if you're looking for a different experience amid authentic Greek life, roughly a 20-minute drive from the port. The farm covers roughly 30 acres, with olive groves, fruit trees, and lush Mediterranean greenery, as well as an outdoor pool and relaxation areas.

Choose between standalone country houses or rooms in the farm's central building. Start your day with fresh juices and spreads from the garden alongside handmade baked goods, then treat yourself to a massage or outdoor Pilates session, or take a wine-tasting tour of nearby estates. There are also outings to archaeological sites and workshops on olive harvesting, beekeeping, and more.

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