Nafplio: Biography of a Greek town (Paperback)
Nafplio: Biography of a Greek town tells the history of Nafplio from its origins 3000 years ago to the present, exploring the key events, the characters and the stories of one of Greece's most beautiful and fascinating towns. It covers the Byzantine, Frankish, Ottoman and Venetian periods, as well as the Greek War of Independence, its role as the nation's first capital and its birth as a popular travel destination.
The book also reveals many secrets about Nafplio's most celebrated sites: the Bourtzi, Syntagma Square, Palamidi fortress, Arvanatia beach, Acronafplio, the Trianon and many more. Aimed at the traveller, the historian and the romantic dreamer, Nafplio also contains many entertaining digressions and anecdotes in the style of Bill Bryson or Patrick Leigh Fermor.
Nafplio's story is told thematically rather than chronologically, covering areas such as: squares, castles, pleasures, the sea, ruins, famous visitors, war, punishment, tourism and notable residents. The book aims to describe the reality of life in Nafplio throughout the most striking parts of its history.