A fishing boat bobs quietly in the harbour, waiting to be taken out onto the sea.
The view of the wonderful city of Nafplio from the Fortress of Palamidi. In the middle you can see the Venetian Bourtzi Castle, and the coastline of the Penopolese peninsula in the distance. The city is the most wonderful place to wonder around and get lost in. It is full of little alleys, shops and restaurants. And if you follow the coastline there is a wonderful walk (wall run for me) along the side of the hill.
Here are a few more pics of the Fortress of Palamidi in Nafplio.
A courtyard in the fortress, with the Greek flag flying high, and the Aegean see and coastline in the distance.
The fortress bell
One of the many arches in the fortress
This tunnel is actually up on the battlements of the Fortress of Palamidi in Nafplio, Greece. You can climb on the walls along the outside of the arches to have a magnicifant view of the Aegean sea.
I saw this boat moored in the trees on the beach just outside Nafplio. I’m pretty sure that it hasn’t been out to sea for quite some time. I just have to wonder what happened to in, and how it got into that state? I bet that at some stage it was sitting on a trailer and them somebody took the trailer and stripped the boat of anything useful and drive off, leaving the boat to slowly decay among the trees.
In my last post I showed you the lovely walkway in Nafplio. If you turn right at the end of the walkway (instead of heading left back into town), you find yourself on a lovely trail which is perfect for an evening run.
Be careful though, it is much tougher (and longer) than the walkway; even though it follows the cliff there are lots of steep uphills and downhills, but if I lived in Nafplio it could easily become one of my regular route. And if you’re brave you can run up some very steep switchbacks from the beach to the top of the hill – all the way to the fortress.
Lois and I found this wonderful cliffside walk around the outside of the town in Nafplio. The sun was beating against the rocks and the heat was bouncing down onto the walkway, so it was pretty warm – much warmer than we anticipated earlier in the day when we bundled ourselves into jeans and jerseys.
We found this little arch in the middle of the path; a nice spot for a little respite from the heat of the day.
It’s not a long walk, only about 1500m from the harbour to the bottom of the fortress stairs, but you can swing a right and carry on down a dirt path for another few km if you want (which of course I did a day or 2 later).