Monday, September 10, 2012

Smitten with Nafplio

Breathtaking scenery, once in a lifetime experiences, a world without work, stress, or rules - life on the open road is a wonderful thing.

As the mind blowing moments build up, and days begin to run together, it becomes increasingly difficult to look at our experiences critically and differentiate between them. A word like "favorite" starts to lose all meaning when each day is seemingly as good as the next. But Nafplio is different - located along the ocean two hours West of Athens.

Not just another city with ancient wonders to explore, Nafplio's old centre is a vibrant, young, artsy area full of wonderful restaurants and cafes, unique shops, and lovely pastel buildings. Adding to the feel of the town are Palamidi fortress, perched on a hill high above the city, and Bourtzi fortress that sits on a small island in the middle of the bay.

Although visually interesting, I adore Nafplio for the small details popping up in the small family operated restaurants, cafes and artsy stores - A hand painted wine bottle that serves as a drink menu at one restaurant, mix and match patio furniture throughout the main square, and vintage pinup postcards that accompany the bill at a local cafe, it's impossible not to be smitten.

By the way, our trip photos from Nafplio are up on Flickr - if you haven't had the chance to check them out yet! 

By Calli D with 1 comment


Calli and Travis,

Your photos are fantastic. These are helping me decide where to visit near Athens.

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Calli and Travis returned from a four month trip through Europe more excited than ever to hit the open road. Who knows where they'll end up next...

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