My wife and I will be staying in Nafplio for 9 days from May 20th. We've been before but it was the year after we got married in 1968 when we spent a month mostly on the Peloponnese. We moved to Canada from England the following year and never returned to Greece even though it is our favourite spot for places and people that we've been to since.
We'll arrive by bus from Athens and use buses for short local trips. We may rent a car a couple of times if we decide to venture further afield. We've browsed through these forums, lots of great advice, and read "visitnafplio" so have a fair idea of whats available but could use a bit of help with a couple of topics...
The first is food. We enjoy good ,slow food in a place which caters to locals as well as tourists. Wed almost prefer no atmosphere to one that is artificially created just for tourists and cruise ship patrons. We remember the food being great but something that's changed is we no longer eat meat. Not usually a problem as we eat dairy, eggs and fish and eat just about anything other than meat. We'll be eating out every day so can't afford expensive places but we usually find we enjoy the reasonable places best anyway. Keeping that in mind we'd love some input so I can come up with a list to check out. We're staying in the old town but certainly wouldn't mind walking out for good food.
The next thing is walking. We walk a lot and have identified some of the more obvious trips. What we would like are circular routes that can be reached by bus or a walk from or to a place reached by bus. We enjoy walking on backroads or paths and a "watering hole" somewhere along or at the end of the walk is a real bonus. Are there any local maps of such backroads and paths in the area? Any ideas??
Sorry for such a long post. I know we're going to have a great time but good food and good walks will make it even more special. Maybe now we're retired this will become a tradition.