The lovely seaside town of Nafplion (also sometimes called Nauplia or Nafplio) is the capital and administrative center of the prefecture of Argolida, and is an excellent base from which to explore the two nearby World Heritage sites of Epidaurus and Mycenae. It is an area steeped in history and has a long connection with the sea, as it is named after the Argonaut son of Poseidon! It has a lovely harbor front and a well-protected harbor, and it is a frequent port-of-call for cruise ships, whose passengers get a peek at this lovely town, or go on to visit Epidaurus and Mycenae.
Nafplio today is a modern, seaside town of 12,000 inhabitants. It has lovely streets populated by beautiful Venetian-style houses and neoclassical buildings, lots of good restaurants, harbor front cafes, and excellent shopping around Constitution Square (Plateia Syntagmatos) , including a wide variety of handcrafts, ceramics, and jewelry. The town is quite picturesque and combines the beauty of the Venetian era, with a subtle Turkish influence, and the grandeur of the 19th century neoclassical period. Other attractions of the town include an excellent Archaeological Museum; St. Spiridonas Church, where the first Governor of the newly liberated in 1828 Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias was assassinated; and the mosque at Constitution Square. As far as the legendary Nafplion Castles are concerned, Akronafplia, Bourtzi and Palamidi,
here my WS Can see in WS another capture choice from (plateia Syndagmatos) city Nafplion of first capital of Greece
more INFO from wikipedia here Nafplio: History and its Castles following further down in this page
**See my Here THEME Nafplion image
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Cretense (68675) 2009-10-14 1:11
Γεια σου Γεώργιε!
Υπέροχη καταγραφή της πλατείας Συντάγματος, με εξαίρετο καδράρισμα και σύνθεση! Εντυπωσιακή προοπτική! Άψογος φωτισμός, παρά τις κακές καιρικές συνθήκες, έβγαλες υπέροχα χρώματα! Συγχαρητήρια!
sandpiper (6616) 2009-10-14 2:35
Good composition of this 'empty' plaza! I like the inclussion of the bycyles and postcard stands.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-10-14 3:49
splendid mood with attractive details and spectacular composition, I like the nostalgic mood and the POV, beautiful place, indeed. Have a nice day!
carper (96) 2009-10-14 3:52
very nice place Georgios,
a fine shot of this street,
good details fine sharpness good pov, good photo job, well done, have a nice day.
snunney (75104) 2009-10-14 3:55
A good point of view over this charming square. The railing on the left and the postcard stands on the right help channel the eyes towards the background architecture. The bicycles bring a sense of vitality. Pleasing soft light and tones. Excellent sharpness.
manousos_jr (285) 2009-10-14 8:11
Eksairetikh katagrafh ths plateias
omorfa xrwmata k kalos fwtismos an kai oi sunthikes
den htan kai oi kaluteres...polu kalos!
polu prosegmenh fwto!me polla omorfa stoixeia
se olo to kadro!(ta ktiria,ta podulatata ta stant me ta cardpostal ola dinoun thn dikia tous omorfia!)
Gus (0) 2009-10-14 8:43
Geia sou Giwrgo!
Very nice picture of my favorite square of Greece! I'd like to drink a coffe again there, right now!
vasilpro (40685) 2009-10-14 8:59
Γεια σου Γεώργιε,
Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία με πολύ καλό βάθος πεδίου, εξαιρετική σύνθεση από το Ναύπλιο από μια πολύ καλά διαλεγμένη γωνία λήψης.
Καλό σου βράδυ, Βασίλης.
bobocortis (15918) 2009-10-14 12:42
A picture with a great depth and a lot of lines that outline many interesting prospects.
antua (16) 2009-10-14 14:15
πολύ όμορφη άποψη αυτής της γραφικής πλατείας στο Ναύπλιο. Εξαιρετική διαχείριση του φωτισμού, πολύ όμορφα χρώματα και ιδανική ευκρίνεια που σου επιτρέπει να παρατηρήσεις πολλές λεπτομέρειες. Συγχαρητήρια!
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2009-10-14 15:55
interesting view of this square, and impressive the nunbers of bikes and the scene was without people. Great job, my friend.
shevchenko (18989) 2009-10-14 20:42
Although this is not a town list as World heritage, but it is beautiful too with colorful architectures everywhere, good pov with including parking bicycles, postcards for sale and restaurants at open air within a shoot, thanks for sharing a beautiful town.
siolaw (37642) 2009-10-14 23:17
A good framing of this square with typical architecture. The bicycle in the corner anchors the shot well;
mursaloglu (8047) 2009-10-15 2:46
I really want to visit this places very greek in the nature. With the rain this place remainds me great movies of Anghelopulos. Very beatiful composition and very moody monochromatic colors. Bravo ihsan
mesutilgim (75580) 2009-10-15 11:15
Simple but nice downtown capture ! Very nice soft light and many nice details.
Soft but intensive colors.
Good, usefull notes as well.
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (109341) 2009-10-15 12:05
Ciao Georgios, lovely composition with bike in FG, splendid perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-10-15 23:25
Beautiful perspective and details in this nice picture from Nafplion.
It looks a fine square to rest, take a coffee, read a neewspaper
Excellent sharpness and colours
Have a nice Friday
Emile (20348) 2009-10-18 9:27
Beautiful plaza with the old colorful buildings and the modern restaurants, the inclusion of the bicycles is very good, sorry that at the time you took your photo the plaza was empty. Nice composition.
macjake (48357) 2009-11-02 10:09
There are so many unique elements to this photo, which could be photographed on their own.
I paticularily like the stonework on the walkway, and the window frames on the buildings.
Great choice to shoot this scene.
Have a great day
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38126)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Nafplion [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-13 23:44