Nafplion is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The former capital of Greece may remind visitors of the Plaka but it’s on the sea. With two mountains crowned by medieval fortresses overlooking the town and the small island fortress called the Bourtzi that once protected the harbor. For people who want to visit an island but don’t like boats, Nafplion is a good alternative and just a 2 hour drive from Athens. It is also convenient to the important ancient sites of Myceneae, Epidavros, Nemea, Argos and Corinth.