Nafplia Palace

Location: Athens & Southern Mainland Greece | Greece

Price guide: $$$$$ $100-$200 per person per night

Nafplia Palace is a stylish hotel in the ancient port town of Nafplio, in the Peloponnese in southern Greece. Housed in the town’s ancient citadel, Akronafplia, Nafplia Palace is perfect for exploring Nafplio’s museums, fortresses and ancient streets.
Perfect forHistory buffs looking to explore the ancient city of Nafplion.
In the knowNaplia Palace is inside the ancient citadel of Akronafplia, beneath the 18th-century Venetian Palamidi Fortress.

Recommended for...

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views
  • History & Heritage
  • Cultural Immersion

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Within the ancient walls of Akronafplia, the oldest part of the seaport of Nafplio, Nafplia Palace is a luxurious collection of rooms, suites and standalone villas which are comfortable and luxurious while retaining a sense of the town’s ancient history.

Rooms at Nafplia Palace

Rooms and suites at Nafplia Palace belie the hotel’s ancient exterior, with bright, modern design and decor, including plush beds and marble bathrooms. Classic Club rooms have spacious balconies overlooking the bay of Argolis and the fortified island of Bourtzi. Gold, Executive and Platinum Club accommodations are elegant private villas, many of which have their own pools.

Food & Drink

Nafplia Palace has two restaurants, each of which serves up delicious Greek and international cuisine. Amimomi has a romantic setting overlooking the bay, and the gourmet cuisine is accompanied by live piano music. At the Circle restaurant down on the waterfront, meanwhile, Greek and Mediterranean dishes, alongside an extensive wine list, are accompanied by sweeping views of Nafplio.


There’s no end to the facilities and services on offer at Nafplia Palace, from butler service in the villas to 24-hour medical assistance. Children are well catered for, with a babysitting service and cots available as well as children’s menus in the restaurants.

Activities at Nafplia Palace

Nafplia Palace is right in the heart of the beautiful old town of Nafplio, a showcase of Venetian architecture, narrow streets and museums. It is home to the vast Palamidi Fortress, built by Venetian occupiers in the 1700s, which stands just above the hotel. In the Archaeological Museum, Nafplio’s ancient history is traced, with exhibits from as far back as 32,000 BC. There’s also the Alexandros Soutzos Museum, a branch of the Athens National Gallery, which contains seascapes of the 1821 Greek War of Independence.

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Hotel location

Nafplia Palace is situated around half a kilometre from the centre of Nafplio, about a 1.5-hour drive from Athens and its airport. 

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