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Arvanitia Beach

Arvanitia Beach, a rocky peaceful beach in Nafplio, is just a short walk from the old town. Surrounded by rocks and shingled with pebbles, this beach offers a relaxing getaway from the bustling city. It's the perfect place to soak up the sun, take a swim in the warm waters of the Argolic Gulf, and enjoy scenic coastal walks.

With its history dating back to 1775, Arvanitia Beach holds a rich cultural significance. In the pre-war period, it was referred to as the "Men's Place," where only men were allowed to swim. Today, it's a popular destination for visitors, with parasols and beach lounge chairs available for rent, and a café for lunch. Lifeguards are also on duty, making it a safe place for swimming for both kids and adults.

From the beach, visitors can take a 20-minute Promenade walk around the base of Acronafplia castle and to the Port of Nafplio, enjoying the picturesque scenery along the way. Despite being well-organized with sun loungers, coffee, showers, and changing rooms, the small parking area at Arvanitia Beach can fill up quickly with cars, so it's best to arrive early.

Arvanitia Beach doesn't offer water sports, but its rocks around the beach make it an excellent spot for snorkeling. The road down to the beach is well-paved and in good condition. To complete your visit, try the fresh seafood at one of the traditional taverns nearby.