Cycling in Nafplio
Only an hour away from Athens, simply climb onto your bike and enjoy one of the most beautiful routes in Greece. The experience of cycling in Nafplio is unique, being ideal for a one-day getaway from the urban landscape. Breathe in the fresh air, become inspired by the Castletown with its unspoiled-by-time old district and its picturesque alleys and mansions, enjoy the relaxed and magical journey in the paved Arvanitia which climbs up from the sea, and meet the locals in the endless orange orchards immersed in nature. Experience Nafplio by bike and truly get to know it!
One of the most charming cities in the Peloponnese, Nafplio, apart from its natural and architectural treasures, is a gem of a destination for endless bike rides. From the port to the architectural maze of the storybook old town and from there to the beautiful Arvanitia overlooking the deep blue below the huge rock that stays lit from dusk to dawn, you will ride the distance in great enthusiasm.
Nafplio is an open museum with rare architectural monuments, colours and great cultural and historical memories from the early years of the liberation of Greece
Nafplio is an open museum with rare architectural monuments, colours and great cultural and historical memories from the early years of the liberation of Greece from the Ottomans, when Nafplio was the first capital of the country. And, although they did not have bicycles then, the city’s urban design is such that the movement of cyclists is rather effortless both inside and outside the city. Of course, there is minor difficulty in this cycling tour that you need to know before you join us for a day or two; it is quite challenging to keep your eyes on the road! The images around you will enchant you nonstop!! Don’t say we never told you so …
The excursion starts from Athens in the morning, at a reasonable hour. We load our bikes and equipment and catch the National Road Athens-Corinth to exit an hour later straight into the city of Nafplio. We arrive directly at the port as the imposing Castle of Palamidi follows us from above.
Ahead, horse-drawn carriages, sailing boats and yachts in the marina, carefree people enjoying the view and a coffee. We set off on our adventure from Akronafplia, pass as the morning breeze through Arvanitia enjoying every extent of this unique street of people enjoying their stroll, crossing the most beautiful paths of the old city. Shops, cafes, fine restaurants, children playing in Syntagma Square, houses with bougainvillea and jasmine; a pedestrian old town that still keeps its unique charm and aristocratic elegance. An easy ride, ideal for everyone – and for the whole family since both young and elders find, at each kilometer along the way, the most interesting spots for yet another photo, even at a snap.
A wonderful journey that leaves everyone delighted! We could even call it instacycling for instagramers – if you turn clicks on to autopilot!
Our last stop, a winery famous for its wine. Taste the wonderful local wines and fine local products, discover the unique elements that make the gastronomy and oenology of this land special!
Our last stop, a winery famous for its wine. Taste the wonderful local wines and fine local products, discover the unique elements that make the gastronomy and oenology of this land special, with a sweet taste in our mouth and full of photogenic images, we start pedaling back to the port where we begin our return journey to Athens…
On the same tour you can admire and even stop at different archaeological sites, as well as combine the tour with Mycenae, Epidaurus and the ancient theater of Epidaurus.
The cycling tour in Nafplio can be done in a day or extended to two days or more. Tell us about any of your wishes and we will design the tour that suits you best.
A car is always there for you with all the essentials for whatever you need Nafplio is an idyllic and full of life destination all year round. All routes in Nafplio are ideal for each and every