I’ve never seen in my life so many cactuses as there were at Akronauplia Hill. Opuntia is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae.
I’ve read in wikipedia that currently, only prickly pears are included in this genus of about 200 species. Opuntia maintain frosts up to minus 10 °C!
Agios Spiridon was built in 1702. It’s located in Agiou Spiridona Square. Kapodistrias (the first governor of independent Greece and the former minister of Russian foreign affairs) was assassinated outside this church in 1831. They say that the bullet is shown in a glass case on the wall.
I'm very interested in Kapodistrias as a legendary Greek from Russia. I wanted to see the place where he was killed. Unfortunately I didn't find this church during my very short stay in the centre of Nafplio. That's why I didn't put any pic at this my OBP tip....
You can take a half hour drive from Nafplio to Epidaurus where you can visit one of the well preserved and functional amphitheaters in Greece, if not the most famous. In July (when I was there), the amphitheater was the venue of the Epidaurus music festival.
Epidaurus is built on the slope of a mountain and seats 15,000 people. Speakers or amplifiers are not required as the theater was designed & built with perfect acoustics.
well i actually lived ooff the beaten path in a village called nea tyrintha. it's orange and olive trees everywhere. not far away is epidauros, and the ancient theatre, and will u imagine it for all my visit s and stays in greece every time we went there it was always closed. there is something paranormal about this.