Nafplio was the first capital of the Greek state between the years 1823 and 1834. With its rich history that dates back to the prehistoric era, there is no shortage of beautiful sights to take in, whether they be man-made, such as the stunning architecture, or natural. You will need a lot of energy to explore this charming town, so food is an absolute must. Nafplio does not lack in that department either. From Greek cuisine to other Mediterranean fare, here are our top picks of places to dine in Nafplio.
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Fougaro Le Café
Fougaro Le Café is a unique space. Located within an arts complex known as Fougaro, the environment is an artistic, laid-back one. The interior and outdoor spaces are beautiful, making use of incredible natural elements such as wood, pebbled flooring and stonework, and filled with vintage and custom-made furnishings plus contemporary art. Serving meals Wednesday through Sunday, the menu is inspired by local ingredients and changes to reflect the seasons. Fougaro Le Café also offers many sweet treats including yogurt mousse with sesame bar and green fig preserves in syrup and chocolate soufflé.
Located in Platea Syntagmatos, or Constitution Square, Kentrikon is one of the oldest cafes in the area. Being situated in a square, the environment allows for outdoor seating, which you will definitely want to take advantage of. Perfect for a break between all of your sightseeing adventures, Kentrikon offers a variety of drinks, snacks, and entrées, with one particular item being an absolute must-try; the loukoumades. These are Greek doughnuts served with honey, and frequenters of the cafe highly recommend them. So, be sure to check out this place when strolling around Nafplio.
Mezedopoleio O Noulis
For a true taste of Nafplio, be sure to add Mezedopoleio O Noulis to your list of dining destinations, as they procure only the freshest ingredients from local purveyors. Serving up authentic Greek cuisine, the family-owned and operated establishment offers not only tantalizing fare but also a lively, bright environment and friendly atmosphere. As can be expected with restaurants who source local ingredients, Noulis offers seasonal menus, with recent highlights being tomatoes and peppers stuffed with rice, parsley, spearmint, onion, garlic and olive oil, lamb with artichokes, and octopus in wine sauce. Noulis serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.
Serving up tasty Italian dishes, Scuola offers a charming, rustic interior with a definite homey vibe, complete with wood floors, stone walls and bookcases. The hospitable environment is perfect for enjoying hearty portions of pasta, delicious pizza, and fresh, crisp salads loaded with veggies. Some highlights from the menu include the classic Margherita pizza, the ham and bacon pizza, and the chicken and mushroom linguini.
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