The first capital of modern Greece, picturesque Nafplion is considered by many the most beautiful Greek city. Its historical center boasts some of the finest Venezian and Neoclassic houses and mansions reminiscing of its glorious past as a rich and valuable port. Many of these finely preserved houses and mansions of the old city have been renovated to become small guesthouses and hotels, offering romantic and stylish accommodation. The only city with 3 castles, Acronafplia, the old Acropolis from the ancient times, modified through the centuries to serve the city’s many masters, Burgi, the small island fortress at the entrance of the port, built by the Venezians and later fortified by the Ottomans to offer protection from raiders and finally the imposing structure of Palamidi fortress built in the 17th century, a showcase of the twilight of the Venezians power. The pedestrian streets with the many stylish shops, gourmet restaurants, cafes and bars, the seafront with views to the Argolic gulf and the proximity to great archaeological sites as well as sandy beaches, have made Nafplion a favorite and worthy destination for Greeks and foreigners alike.