Nafplion – Palamidi
8:30: Departure from Eretria. We pass Athens from peripheral routes and are directed towards Corinthos.
10:15: We stop at Corinthos, at the Corinth Canal for 30 minutes. Through the canal sails mainly small boats from Piraeus port towards the Ionian Sea and vice versa. That way the boats are gaining time, without needing to sail around the Peloponnese and avoid the difficult waters of Cavo Malias. The Canal area has being renovated and upgraded in order to serve and cater the thousands of visitors who visit the area and make a stop in order to rest and admire that magnificent man made project, taking pictures and admiring the whole scenery.
10:45: Departure towards Nafplio. We visit the Naplion Castle and Palamidi fortress with its stone stair and 999 steps (this is the place that Theodoros Kolokotronis, the hero of the revolution against the Ottomans in 1821, was jailed).
13:30: We are taking a stroll around the town of Nafplio and if you wish you can buy souvenirs or local products from the shops and enjoy a coffee or a lunch on one of the cafes or restaurants nearby. Nafplion has an exceptional place in Greek history, as it was the first capital of Greece, after its liberation by the Ottomans in 1715. We pay a visit to the magnificent Bourtzi, the old Venetian fortress that is located on an islet, right across the town of Nafplio. It is a wonderful image, viewed by many spots of the city, even by the gate of Nafplion. The word Bourtzi has Arabic origins and means fortress on the sea.
16:00: Return to Eretria, and stop for a short break at a Fast Food place on the Motor way.
18:30-19:00: Arrival to Eretria