Nafplio is abundant of beautiful squares and monuments, as fit for the European profile of a city that was once a capital and now dominates the region of Argolis, imposing, with its classical beauty and history. A stroll on the narrow alleyways of Nafplio with their traditional houses transfers you to long-gone times. Come winter – come summer walking around the picturesque streets of "Psaromachalas" and Syntagma (Constitution) Square and the harbour are the pleasant strolls that the visitor can enjoy in this quaint and serene town. Climbing up and down the characteristic "alleystairs" that connect the old town with Acronafplia, the Ottoman public fountains, the Venetian and neo-classical buildings, the dense planning structured by narrow streets full of bougainvilleas and small, wonderful shops, you can understand why Nafplio is considered to be the most romantic destination in Greece.
The streets were constructed at the time of Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias with classical specifications based on the European standards of the time. The renovated neo-classical buildings accentuate the quaintness of the city: the first Military Academy, historical Syntgama Square, the house of Armansberg, Otto's Arch-Secretary, the Court House, the Three Admirals' Square, the building of the first Greek Gymnasium, the first pharmacy, Palamedes Library, the town's Cathedral (where Kapodistrias was murdered), the Museum of the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and the old Town Hall that houses Harvard's Centre of Hellenic Studies, to name a few. But the most picturesque part of Old Town is the so called "Psaromachalas", the neighborhood of the fishermen that anchored their boats at the docks under the bastion of the Five Brothers. Even the modern hotels are in harmony with the surrounding ambience and the town's aesthetics and offer the visitor a feeling of "familiarity" and ease of hospitable fairy-tale city. In Nafplio of legends and history.