It goes without saying that Nafplio of the time of Kapodistrias was a village destroyed by the battles. Its transformation into a European city and a capital contributed immensely in the configuration of Nafplio's profile. One of the first public works was the construction of a main street based on the European standards that would lead to the heart of the city, to Syntagma Square. Today, calling it a "main street" may seem strange to visitors coming from large, urban centres. However, Vasileos Konstantinos Street was the first high street in post-revolutionary Greece and was constructed after an initiative of Kapodistrias himself.
Along this high street survive some of the buildings of the time of Kapodistrias and Otto in the neo-classical style with its characteristic symmetry in the facades survive today.
Here stood once the "Xenos" house, the residence of the Governor. Today, the neo-classical building dating back to the Venetian conquest of Nafplio and was converted at the time of Kapodistrias hosts the administration offices of the Department of Theatrical Studies of the University of the Peloponnese. It features a Venetian gate of the minimal renaissance style. The rooms have high ceilings, are very imposing and fully refurbished to host the university department. Only the small balcony with a view towards the high street gives you the feeling of yesteryear, when people lived in buildings that were smaller, situated though in nature. The high street is suitable for strolls and shopping in the incredible and original shops along it. Here, one can see all the local people taking their walk, relaxing or shopping in a city that each of its corners reveals a part of its history.