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Nauplion (or Nafplio) is the capital of the regional unit of Argolis, in the Peloponnese and its main port to the east. It served as the first capital of Greece.

The filmmaker, from the port of Nafplio, gives us first a general view, the town's landmark, the old Venetian Fortress Bourtzi and then with a zoom in shot, we can see details of the Fortress as well as the mountains of southern Argolis in the background.

The camera turns and we see the other historic Venetian fortress of Nafplio, Palamidi but also the rocky hill that in ancient times was the citadel of Nafplio, Akronafplia, between the walls of which we can see the Old Tower with the town’s clock. We, also, see the hotel complex “Xenia” as the panoramic view ends up to the beginning of the road to the "Arvanitia”, which leads to the homonymous beach. We watch a tourist boat transporting its passengers to the islet of Bourtzi Fortress.

We watch a shot again of the walls of Palamidi fortress and some roofs of the town’s neoclassical buildings. Afterwards, we are in the port and we see cars, buses, modern and older buildings which host restaurants, hotels, cafes and other tourist facilities. On the west of the port, we see a three-storey building with arched ground floor openings and decoration with all the morphological elements of the neoclassical style, and a bird on a tree’s branch.

Lastly, we watch one more panoramic shot of Palamidi and Akronafplia as small and large boats are moored in the port with passers-by and people sitting on the benches.


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Chatzidakis Georgios

HD (1440x1080)



Duration (seconds)

Super 8mm