5Nafplio, Peloponnese

Tucked away on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese peninsula, Nafplio is a picturesque town that often gets overshadowed by its more famous neighbors, Athens and Mycenae. With its charming neoclassical architecture, winding cobblestone streets, and a stunning waterfront promenade, Nafplio exudes an old-world charm that will transport you back in time.

The town is also home to the Palamidi Fortress, perched atop a hill, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the town and the Argolic Gulf. Don’t miss a visit to Bourtzi, a small fortress in the middle of the harbor, which becomes even more magical when illuminated at night.