Christmas in Nafplion
The first capital of Greece, with its unique architecture and its history runs in every alley, can make this year's christmas holidays to look even brighter!
The distance from Athens makes it easy and fast moving so even if you come on a weekend you will not lose your time on the road. The options for both the accommodation and the food is varied and appeal to every budget and taste: from deluxe suites to house surrounded by nature, from luxury to quaint gourmet restaurant to taverns or even take away food.
Nafplion has it all. And now, in the most beautiful time of year, the streets, the alleys and the squares are decorated, events take place, the music filled with melodies town and traditional scents getting out of their homes, making their visitors to adopt in their most festive smile.
Where to stay
If you like to be at the center of events, Xenon Inn (Syntagmatos Square) is your choice, with rooms and suites that are housed in a renovated historic building with a modern while traditional atmosphere.
For those who love abstract design, Deves hotel (Argos 47 & Charilaou Trikoupi Str) is the ideal hotel, characterized by the quiet although it's central position and emphasizes in cleanliness, ecology and undisturbed relaxation.
If for you stay means "journey to the past", choose to stay in rooms of Ilion hotel (Efthimiopoulou 4 & Kapodistriou 6) an imposing building 400 years old, renovated and equipped with all modern amenities, with excellent antique furniture from the 18th and 19th century.
If you are looking for contact with nature, close two-room apartment, studio or apartment in Agroktima Elia (New Tiryns), located within the blessed olive trees, offering peace and relaxation, just 10 minutes from the city. George, the owner, will be here to serve you.
Where to eat
Although Fanaria is the oldest tavern at Staikopoulou street, is so extremely and the cooked Greek dishes are proposed by Fodor's, one of the most prestigious international tourist guides.
At Stavlos Nikos and Fotini know from good meat and make ewe lamb chops and grilled, intestines and meats, served in a clean and familiar environment.
For art environment that combines the old with the modern, but also for Christmas menu with the chef's creations that will remain unforgettable, go to Propolis restaurant in one of the most beautiful parts of the city (Staikopoulos Square).
Just outside the town, in the village Lefkakia, you will find the tavern Psalidas where you will meet Vasso, that cooks traditional Greek dishes and her husband George, one of the best barbecued roasters in the area.
Take away dishes
The favorite of youth and not only, Gyro-komeio whatever you get in package (burger, Greek souvlaki, burgers, chops, country and chicken skewer) remember that the meats are top quality and of freshly cut potatoes.
The knowledgeable and demanding of meat will go to Farma Marneris, here where the meat comes from proprietary plant. Order souvlaki pita, grilled chicken, cooked and local bogana.
For coffee and drinks
The 3Sixty Café belongs to the hot spots of the city and constantly proves that "the beautiful is a privilege for all of us." In an environment with a decor that has taken one of the 19 world design awards, you will drink your coffee or fresh juice and enjoy an energizing breakfast or light snacks. And of course, excellent menu will make you return here for lunch and dinner. Suitable for New Year's Eve and more! Ask for the special menu for New Year's Eve and close a table.
If you enjoy to drink coffee "sea view", go to Kontogiorgos Cafe and taste perfect cappuccino, juice and breakfast. In the afternoon accompany your coffee with a ... waffle!
The tiny, alternative hangouts is your weakness? The café- bar Skantzochiros resembles a miniature house, full of color and positive energy and is an alternative choice. Drink coffee, drink or cocktail with your friends and say hello to different holiday!
For dessert and ice cream
Those who know how to distinguish the authentic Italian ice cream, go with closed eyes in gelateria da Roberto. Here, Roberto not only creates flavors but awake senses and memories, while his wife serves Voula with an amicable way. For celebrations they have created handmade Italian panettone and pandoro, with Christmas decoration- perfect to take them home or to offer them a gift.
You want special gifts with unique style? Go to My Bling, the atelier talented designer Sophia Hatzinikou, which creates beautifully unique jewelry and seasonal gifts.
In the uber stylish boutique oberon, choose between the modern and timeless creations of Greek designers and brands, clothes, jewelry and shoes, in a place that blends in with the architecture of the city and has fresh air.
At Laineli, near Syntagmatos Square you will find everything: handmade jewelry, charms, music boxes, tables, decorations, toys, board games, cars, gifts for all ages. And if you get lost in the variety, Thanasis is here to help you.
For tobacco's lovers, the Tobacco Shop is their paradise. Here except cigars, hookahs, pipes and their consumables, Mary will show, designer lighters and pens, as well as knives and pocket knives, ideal solutions for gifts.
To find out what happens in the city, see the Christmas program with all the events here.