Christmas 2016 in Nafplion

Christmas! Who can disagree that it is the most beautiful season of the year... And when it’s combined with holidays then definitely you have ensured the ideal. So stop thinking about it, take your friends or your family and come to Nafplio.

Nafplio is already dressed in its Christmas colors! The small alleys sparkle with Christmas lights, shopfronts full of Christmas decoration that transfer you in a magical world. Reaching Syntagma Square the impressive Christmas tree welcomes you. Nafplio with its classy aura travels you in unique celebrations. Events and carols singing transform the old town  into a Christmas story. Theater performances for children, concerts, art workshops and bazaar pleasantly filled the festivity days. The shops participating in the Christmas atmosphere by organizing daily music events that end in the early morning.

And what is the first thing you think when you are on vacation; Food, entertainment and shopping!!! For those who know Nafplio equals good food, amazing entertainment and options for all tastes!
You are in the most beautiful place, enjoy it!

Don’t forget to visit Discover Nafplio the best travel Portal of the city and discover all our proposals. Our team, as insiders, proposes you a Christmas trip to Nafplio!

It’s coffee time
Enjoy your coffee with traditional loukoumades overlooking Syntagma Square at the newly renovated and historic building hosting Xenon Cafe. At Xenon Café you can have a snack or lunch or later in the evening enjoy your drink with the best music.

Perfect place for morning coffee or afternoon at Kontogiorgos Cafe. Known in town for its great coffee, the distinctive design and the best place in front of the port overlooking at Bourtzi fortress, reminds you how important is relaxation and enjoyment in life.

In the new town Mylos café is the resting station from your walk or shopping. Coffees of all kinds, drinks, herbal-teas and drinks that you can accompany with a variety sandwiches made from fresh bread oven.

3Sixty Cafe & Wine Bar is the absolute place for you! You can visit it for a morning coffee, lunch or dinner with exquisite tastes and finish your day with an awarded cocktail. The chef of 3 Sixty Restaurant has prepared a special menu for Christmas and New Year's Eve. Don’t miss it.

Food and taste
Visit the brand new Liatero and enjoy lamb with Naxian cheeses and vegetables and eggplant with tomato sauce and glykomyzithra. If however you are looking for the ideal place to spend the Christmas and New Year's Eve then Liatero is definitely your place.

Propolis welcomes its guests with live music (at the weekend) and fun until the morning. At Christmas you will be able to enjoy salad with colorful vegetables and fig jam, pork with prunes and turkey with chestnut mousse and of course traditional melomakarona with chocolate coating. As for the New Year's Eve in Propolis is offering salad with spinach, pomegranate and Parmesan, wild boar stew with mashed potatoes and chicken with brandy and orange honey nut and together you will cut traditional handmade cake!

At Souvlomagkies, Costas and Hadrian propose for the days of your vacation straws pork, chicken, kebab, soutzouki and lot of other specials tastes. If you visit it for the first time ask to try the frygadeli and the handmade tyrokafteri.

In the beautiful Staikopoulou Mr. Kostas and Fanaria tavern in the propose rabbit stew, lamb in the oven and for those who are tired of the meat, tomato sauce with organic olive oil and homemade spinach.

In the cozy tavern Aiolos, Chris, Joe and Helen will make your day, both with excellent food - try schnitzel and feta cheese-  and the wonderful mood that prevails there. Don’t forget to book a table otherwise you will wait patiently to find one.

Christmas sweet-heart
At Katsouli Bakery –there are 3 in Nafplio- you will find traditional bread with flour from mill owners, and Christmas sweets like melomakarona, kourampiedes and diples. Don’t forget to buy some traditional handmade pasta, lasagna and hylopites.

Ice cream is not only for summer. Winter is an ideal time to enjoy it too. Gelarto suggests handmade Christmas ice cream flavors like brioche with Nutella, Profiteroles, Malaga (rum raisin) and rice pudding, and definitely try the famous peanut flavor.

Shopping fun
Laineli is the ultimate place for Christmas shopping! Thanasis and Marisa will help you to choose among the most unique Christmas decorations, pomegranates for good luck, snow-covered houses, unique snowballs and carousel.

Just across at Kallisti shop every woman ill find her dream bag. Doca, Veta, Vice Versa and the Italian Elizabeth George with lot of variety and different styles. provoke.

And the shopfront of il mondo, on the corner of Kolettis and Ypsilantou street, near Palamidis library with modern metal lamps you will “get stuck”. Women's dresses, men's pieces with youthful air and minimalist decor ans perfect prices. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, colored stones, in modern designs, but also away essential scarves, perfect for yourself and also for  gift.

In the picturesque corner of Staikopoulou & Farmakopoulou will find the magical place for smokers and non. In Tabacco Shop Maria suggests for the holidays to enjoy the rich and exuberant taste of a cigar COHIBA Behike with deep flavors and accompanied it the old with a good whiskey, a fine rum or a rare tequila will find the shelf of Tobacco Shop. And for those who think this holidays is the time to reduce smoking try the electronic cigarette or to offer it as a gift.

Insider tips
Discover any detail for Nafplio at or like us on facebook Discover Nafplio.

If you need more that walking in the old town choose one of our recommended activities and explore another Nafplio here.
Christmas Program here.

How to come

By car
150 Km from Athens. Trip duration 1,5 hours
From Athens:
You should take the new National Road Athens-Patra (Α8).
At Korinthos you should take (A7) for Tripoli.
Take the first exit after Spathovounio Tools and follow the signs to Nafplio.
Tools: Olympia Odos Elefsina 2,10€ , Isthmos 1,80€, Spathovounio 2,50€

By bike
Comfortable trip.
Tools: Olympia Odos Elefsina 1,50€ , Isthmos 1,30€, Spathovounio 1,50€

By bus
There is a bus from Athens to Nafplio, almost every hour. You can book your ticket online
T +30  2105134588