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Concierge.com's insider take:
Nafplio is a pretty seaside town that makes a great home base for visits to the ancient sites (although it can get crowded on weekends). After the establishment of the modern Greek nation, Nafplio was the capital for a brief period (18211828), hence its impressive neoclassical civic buildings and the statues of revolutionary figures. The town also contains two hilltop Venetian fortresses, a 13th-century castle on the small island of Bourtzi, and a lovely promenade that runs midway along the cliff on the south side of the peninsula.