Nafplio

Nafplio (Greek: Ναύπλιο) is a coastal city located in the Peloponnese in Greece that is the capital of the regional unit of Argolis and an important touristic destination. Founded in antiquity, the city became an important seaport in the Middle Ages during the Frankokratia as part of the lordship of Argos and Nauplia, held initially by the de la Roche following the Fourth Crusade before coming under the Republic of Venice and, lastly, the Ottoman Empire. The city was the second capital of the First Hellenic Republic and of the Kingdom of Greece, from 1827 until 1834.

Nafplio
Ναύπλιο
View of the old part of the city of Nafplio from Palamidi castle.
Nafplio
Location within the region
Coordinates: 37°34′N 22°48′E
CountryGreece
Administrative regionPeloponnese
Regional unitArgolis
Government
  MayorDimitris Kostouros
Area
  Municipality390.2 km2 (150.7 sq mi)
  Municipal unit33.62 km2 (12.98 sq mi)
Highest elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Municipality
33,356
  Municipality density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
  Municipal unit
18,910
  Municipal unit density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Community
  Population14,203 (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
211 00
Area code(s)2752
Vehicle registrationΑΡ
Websitewww.nafplio.gr
View of the Nafplio Town Hall on Βασ. Κωνσταντίνου (Vasileos Konstantinou).

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