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Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

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Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

Travelling to Stoupa next month, yay! Have heard Nafplion is worth seeing but think maybe it's too far for a day trip by hire car. Has anyone tried it?

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1. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

I think you would be talking about nearly three hours each way; but Nafplio is certainly worth an overnight stay.

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2. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

Would agree with above, good 3 hrs. If you take 2 days, you can go east through Leonido Gorge, fantastic drive.

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3. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

Is the drive via the gorge really hair-raising Currysauce? Am a bit cowardly about mountain roads!

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4. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

No, it's beautiful. The road is good, but you drive at the bottom of the gorge with vertical cliffs either side and a river next to you.. Monasteries perched half way up. Best time is morning travelling South to North.

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5. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

Hmm that sounds good... Any recommendations for a different scenic route back so we can make it a round trip? And does anyone know of a nice, not-too-expensive b&b in Nafplion with somewhere to park the hire car?

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6. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

We drive to Greece often. Can definitely recommend Rough Guide to Greece, found hotel recommendations and routes first class.

Also, look at Google maps, or www.viamichelin for routes and distances.

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7. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

Thanks Currysauce I'll get hold of a new Rough Guide (mine dates back to the 90s...!). Viamichelin is brilliant!

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8. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

I usually stay at the Park Hotel, clean ,cheap, legal to park outside if there's a space; if not the large sea side car parks are only five minutes walk away.

You can google The Park, or Nafplio hotels. Usually book through Octopus Travel and save a few euros.

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9. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

Nafplion is well worth the time and trouble to get there. Please do the overnight stop to really get a feel for the place. Leave early and try to get there by lunchtime, find yourself a small cafe or souvlaki bar for something to eat and drink and then spend the afternoon wandering around.

Come the evening time, find a taverna in the backstreets and watch the people on holiday ( mainly greeks!) taking their evening strolls before and after dinner.

It's a cosmapolitan and magical place.

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10. Re: Trip to Nafplion from Stoupa?

Maybe this (commercial free) site can help you get the most of your stay in Nafplio: http://www.visitnafplio.com

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