We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Book In Advance

Start Date
End Date
221
All photos (221)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“small island”(4 reviews)
“small castle”(2 reviews)
About
Contact
The Harbor, Nafplio, Greece
Website
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Bourtzi
from $115.69
More Info
from $150.39
More Info
from $100.65
More Info
Reviews (271)
Filter reviews
79 results
Traveler rating
25
27
17
10
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
25
27
17
10
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews small island small castle island fortress a short boat ride worth a visit nice view prison boats port visitors town euro executions shore bay ship cafes
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 79 reviews
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Well worth taking a pleasant boat ride out to visit this ancient castle. Nice view of the town and upper castle as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rene C
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We didn't get to visit, since we only had about an hour here with a tour group, but this is a great photo op from the promenade area.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RHtravels
Reviewed October 28, 2018

we went here as part of our Cosmos excursion and the boat ride was fantastic. The place itself was quite in a mess with all construction work around. Had a glimpse of what it could have been as I walked up some stairs and peered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank suzyheidimaria
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

...but from close up (we kayaked there) Bourzi is a mess, although it appears to be undergoing renovations—slowly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LisaD90265
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The castle is in the middle of the harbor and seemed worth a visit.Unfortunately it is being repaired so you can't get off the boat.I knew this beforehand because I asked the captain. The entire boat ride is around half an hour and includes a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jammer54
Reviewed May 23, 2018

with a small fee you get the boat from Nafplio to a 25 minutes trip to Bourtzi and the nearby area . A fantastic small castle in the entrance of Nafplion port.A historical place witch used to be an impregnability castle , a boutique hotel...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank panosmon
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Well Bourtzi is the castle in the entrance of the harbor, and is one of the best attraction at the city of Nafplion, my visitors form Europe and I we decide to go and visit the castle by boat that takes you from the harbor...More

Date of experience: May 2018
10  Thank chefpanos
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Good ride, not sure it worth all the fuss, as the boat takes you there, nothing much to do but to take a few selfie....

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dino545
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The view of the Bourtzi Water Castle from our hotel balcony was enchanting. And, when it is illuminated at night, it looks absolutely magical. We got even closer to it when we walked on the Promenade of Nafplion. I understand that tours are available, however,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kathy K
Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is a small fortress in Nafplio harbour. It can be accessed by small boats when the weather is good (which it wasn't when I was there). Anyway with limited time I would have had to make a choice between that and the Palamidi castle,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KGB777
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 nearby hotels
Vasilis Hotel
113 reviews
.24 miles away
Hotel Rex
129 reviews
.39 miles away
Nafplia Hotel Nafplion
104 reviews
.40 miles away
Hotel Elena
83 reviews
.42 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 187 nearby restaurants
Pidalio Mezedopoleio
1,223 reviews
.26 miles away
Gallika Salon de The & French Bakery
76 reviews
.44 miles away
Stavlos Thrakotaverna
523 reviews
.37 miles away
Menta
320 reviews
.25 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 78 nearby attractions
Palamidi Castle
2,805 reviews
.50 miles away
Nauplion Promenade
1,116 reviews
.00 miles away
Arkadiko Bridge
15 reviews
.20 miles away
War Museum of Nafplio
92 reviews
.67 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bourtzi staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines