The Doors of Nafplio

Nafplio, the first capital of Greece after Independence (between 1823 and 1834), occupies a prime location in Peloponnese on a small port beneath the fortress of Palamidi. This hillside town has terraced streets and connecting steep, stone staircases leading to Venetian houses and neoclassical mansions, cafes, tavernas, boutiques, and hotels and guest houses. A seaside promenade at the bottom of the hill offers views to the sea, the fortress, and the town above.

Earlier this week, I spent an afternoon with my husband wandering through the narrow lanes of Nafplio admiring the Venetian houses and neoclassical mansions. I couldn’t help but notice the elegant doors of these colorful homes. Even the aged and forgotten doors had an interesting character and a soft palette of faded colors.

Notice the small brass hand that graces a few of the doors in the accompanying photos. This unique door knocker seemed quite popular in this neighborhood.

The Elegant Doors of Nafplio





The Forgotten Doors in Nafplio




I hope you enjoyed this small sample of the lovely doors of Nafplio.

For more information about Nafplio see: The Vibrant Colors of Nafplio, Greece.

This post was inspired by the WordPress Daily Prompt: Elegant

This is my first contribution to Thursday Doors. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Thank you, Norm, for the opportunity to participate.

11 thoughts on “The Doors of Nafplio

    1. Thank you, Sue. This was our first time in the lovely town of Nafplio. We only had a few hours to spare on our way to Southeastern Peloponnese but plan to spend more time there next year.

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