The Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Nafplio, Greece

Enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Greek landscape from your boutique accommodation
Enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Greek landscape from your boutique accommodation | Courtesy of Klymeni Traditional Homes / Booking.com
Kim Gregory

Charming Nafplio has secrets in every winding, colourful, cobbled alley. Amongst the boutique shops and traditional tavernas of the Old Town, find atmospheric Syntagma Square: home of the first Greek Parliament when Nafplio was named capital after the War of Independence. See Bourtzi Castle out at sea and climb 900 steps to Palamidi Fortress, with magical views over the city and the Aegean Sea. Experience it all at these hand-picked seaside apartments, traditional houses or luxury villas – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Klymeni Traditional Homes

Hotel

Klymeni Traditional Homes
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Find traditional-style stone Klymeni amongst the olive trees near Palamidi Fortress, a bubble of serenity near Nafplio’s buzzing Old Town. Hand-made furniture, white marble and classic fireplaces are topped with panoramic views from each room, with the Bungalow and Townhouse rooms offering Fortress scenes from their verandahs. The outside is full of surprises including springs, a private Byzantine church, a playground and an outdoor hot tub with incredible views – operating May to September. You can bring your pet along, too.

2. Nelly’s Apartments

Apartment

Nelly’s Apartments
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Hear the waves from your bed at Nelly’s – which sits on the sandy shores of Tolo Beach, offering perfect turquoise swimming waters and free sun loungers. Arched windows in your simple, pretty room lead to a balcony, with sea views reaching the horizon. Grab a cocktail and snack from the on-site bar, restaurant or deli. Travelling as a couple? Choose the Romantic Room for bed drapes and a jetted bathtub. Don’t forget your furry friend, who will enjoy Nelly’s pet-grooming services.

3. Agrotospita Country Houses

Guesthouse, Farm

Agrotospita Country Houses
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Step into farm life at these rustic, three-floor country houses hidden among orange groves, 5km from Nafplio town. They’re perfect for romantic breaks with massages and private yoga classes – or for families with pets thanks to the cosy living spaces, private gardens with barbecues, and the farm with chickens and rabbits for children to feed. Friendly owners have been known to offer fresh eggs, home-made jams and veg from the garden. Don’t miss private cooking lessons to learn about local produce.

4. Nafplion Comfort Apartment next to Fortress

Boutique Hotel

Nafplion Comfort Apartment next to Fortress
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Feel at home as you explore historic Nafplio in this simple but kitted-out apartment with kitchen, living space, bedroom and a balcony to enjoy your morning coffee al fresco. If you’re a culture lover, you’ll be delighted by the location as many of Nafplio’s best sites are a short drive away, including Ancient Tiryns, the port and the National Gallery. Relax post-road trip in your whirlpool bathtub.

5. Apt27

Boutique Hotel, Apartment

Apt27
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Adventuring doesn’t get more stylish than at centrally located Apt27. Many main sites – such as the fortress, port and museums – are a short walk away, as well as Arvanitia Beach and the Old Town. After exploring, return to your cool, four-star apartment that’s art-deco chic, with bright walls, statement art pieces and vintage-style furniture. Family holiday? Cook in the contemporary kitchen and sip wine on your furnished balcony as the kids – who stay free – enjoy complimentary books and games.

6. Sirena Tolo Luxury Apartment

Boutique Hotel, Apartment

Sirena Tolo Luxury Apartment
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Large windows mean constant panoramic sea views from your kitchen and living room at this five-sleeper, pet-friendly apartment. Relax on the flowery terrace’s comfy furniture and gaze at the trees, hills and dazzling Aegean Sea. Inside, find homely touches: bright cushions match bunches of flowers and bowls of lemons, and there’s Greek-themed stone artwork on the walls. Kids stay for free, and are sure to enjoy the garden and picnic area, plus Tolo and Psili Ammos beaches – which are just five minutes’ walk away.

7. Orange Grove Villa

Boutique Hotel, Villa

Orange Grove Villa
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Group holiday? This remote, four-star, 16-sleeper villa has everything you could need – including a private outdoor tennis court, and palm-surrounded pool with sunbeds and a hanging pod chair. There are endless sitting areas inside and out, including barbecue areas and a garden with a children’s slide. Entertainment is all around: games consoles, iPod stations and a ping pong table. Tavernas are a short drive away – parking is on site – but with a kitchen and in-room espresso machines, you may not want to leave.

8. Elixia

Boutique Hotel

Elixia
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Elixia promises ultimate relaxation in seaside village Tolo, where you’ll find traditional restaurants and a long stretch of beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows lead to the furnished balcony, with views to the sea over those gorgeous orange Nafplio roofs. There’s a kitchenette, a handy work space and a stylish bedroom with rose-gold hanging lamps and arty wall imprints. Want to explore the island? Hire a bike or scooter nearby, or join a horse riding expedition.

Not found your ideal stay yet? Book one of the best hotels in Nafplio, or try these places to stay on Skopelos, now via Culture Trip. Still looking for more places to stay in Greece? Check out our guide to the best hotels in Samos, Greece, for every traveller, bookable on Culture Trip.

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