Nafplio, Old Town in Peloponnes, Argolic Gulf, Greece

Nafplio, Old Town, Peloponnes - Greece

Nafplio Is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis.

Exploring the Coastal City of Nafplion

The name of the town changed several times over the centuries. The contemporary Greek name of the town is Nafplio. In modern English, the most frequently used forms are Nauplia and Navplion.

Amazing flight over Nafplio

Municipality: The municipality Nafplio was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units:

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During the Classical Antiquity, it was known as Nauplia in Attic Greek and Nauplié in Ionian Greek. In Latin, it was called Nauplia.

During the Middle Ages, several variants were used in Byzantine Greek, including Náfplion, Anáplion, and Anáplia.

Old Town of Nafplio, Peloponnes - Greece
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During the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern period, under Venetian domination, the town was known in Italian as Napoli di Romania, after the medieval usage of "Romania" to refer to the lands of the Byzantine Empire, and to distinguish it fromNapoli (Naples) in Italy.

Also during the Early Modern period, but this time under Ottoman rule, the Turkish name of the town was Mora Yenişehri, after Morea, a medieval name for the Peloponnese, and "yeni şehir," the Turkish term for "new city" (apparently a translation from the Greek, Italian Napoli. The Ottomans also called it Anabolı.

Nafplio - Greece

In the 19th century and early 20th century, the town was called indiscriminately Náfplion and Nafplio in modern Greek. Both forms were used in official documents and travel guides. This explains why the old form Náfplion (sometimes transliterated to Navplion) still occasionally survives up to this day. Wikipedia

Flight over Nafplio, Greece
Palamidi - Fortress/Castle (Nafplio, Greece)

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