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Escape To Nafpaktos, The Ideal Greek Getaway For All Seasons

by Perry Nastos Hostelbay [ Hotels and Ferry Tickets in Greece ]
Escape To Nafpaktos, the ideal Greek getaway for all seasons

Nafpaktos is a picturesque town with a traditional distinct colour that surrounds it. Nafpaktos is a great tourist destination thanks to the Venetian castle with beautiful views, the medieval harbour with the romantic atmosphere, the preserved buildings and the paved alleys, as well as for its cafes and restaurants. If you are planning to more than just a weekend there, you might as well enjoy and admire the whole area that surrounds it called mountainous Nafpaktia (Elatou, Ano - Kato Chora, Platanos, Pentagioi or Evinos).

Nafpaktos manages to combine the city with the village, the blue of the sea with the greenery of nature, the traditional mountain coffee with the seafood. Nafpaktos is a true winter-summer destination. There is no denying that Nafpaktos is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. The gem of Roumeli combines mountain and sea and belongs to the most popular Easter holiday destinations of the country. One of the oldest cities in Greece that has a history of 3,000 years. Nafpaktos is known as "romantic castle town" and has been associated with long periods of history and historical events. The naval battle of Nafpaktos (at the Patraikos Gulf on October 7, 1571) was the most important landmark of the centuries-old historical route of the city, which was named Lepando in the Frankish period.

During Easter, the city of Nafpaktos wears its festival decorations. The charming city is about three hours from Athens - especially now with the new road, the distance is shorter - and after passing the impressive bridge of Rio-Antirrio, you will arrive in Nafpaktos in 20 minutes. Its Venetian port is one of the first stations to enchant you. In the port of Nafpaktos, you will see the statue of Anemogianni, a fireship captain that was killed by the Turks in Nafpaktos in 1821, the statue of the famous Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes, who took part in the naval battle of Nafpaktos and the Fethiye Mosque. Some of the most important sights of the city include the following... The castle of Nafpaktos. The fortifications had successive construction phases, from antiquity to the Ottoman domination. In the castle area, you will see, among others, the church of Prophet Elias, the clock-bell tower and the ruins of an Ottoman bath. The port of Nafpaktos. The Botsari Tower. In the mansion, which was the headquarters of the city's governor, you will find art exhibitions and the permanent exhibition of the naval battle of Nafpaktos.

However, if you make a stop for coffee, the view of the sea and the Rio-Antirio Bridge will reward you immensely. In the evening, the harbour area is transformed into an outdoor party where you can have your drink, talk to your friends and have fun while enjoying the view. Of course, the harbour is the perfect setting for a selfie. In the city of Nafpaktos, you will find it difficult to book a nice place to stay, although after the construction of the bridge during the weekends a lot of people from Patra come and visit. Prices are very good, true value for money hotels, with good units and great facilities. Almost everywhere you will find grill taverns and traditional ones with good food. In Nafpaktos you will find very good appetizers and homemade food as well. Those strolls around the City Castle are going to be unforgettable. It is preferable to follow the marked route starting from the centre - walking on the picturesque paved streets - in about fifteen minutes you will discover a view that will delight your senses. It is certain that after you sit in one of the cafes that surround the castle, you will not get enough of looking at the stunning view of the Corinthian Gulf. Despite the devastation and damage, they have suffered, are one of the most important and well-preserved monuments of fortress architecture in Greece.

During spring, this walk around Nafpaktos will be even more memorable, thanks to the smells of blooming flowers, the pleasant sun, the well-preserved whitewashed courtyards and the endless blue of the sea. Any visitor of Nafpaktos is fully satisfied because of the diversity in this region. It is a city for all tastes and every corner will surely fascinate you. Nafpaktos has two beaches, Gribovo and Psani, where you can enjoy hiking next to the waves or you can even rest under the age-old plane trees. In the city you can do your shopping, sit in the beautiful squares with the stone-made fountains where the cold water from the Pindus Mountains runs fresh at all times and relax in the small alleys. Nafpaktos is also a great base for day trips to Mountainous Nafpaktia or even to the beautiful landscapes of Fokida. In a few minutes, you can find picturesque villages with dense forests, impressive rivers, such as Mornos and Evinos, with running waters, well-preserved settlements, beech forests, chestnut trees, oak trees and fir trees. Elati, Ano Chora, Simos, Terpsithea, Platanos, are some of the villages are great stops for your itinerary. Thus, Nafpaktos can cover every traveller's wishes. It can surprise even the most demanding visitors. Nafpaktos is a special place distinguished by beautiful neighbourhoods, hospitable residents, historical monuments, authentic villages and nightlife, flooded with the majesty of nature that is dominating every corner.

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