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Περιήγηση στο Ναύπλιο
Virtual Tour of Nafplio
Tour Guidé ă Nauplie
Rundgang in Nauplia
Visita a Nauplio

Nauplion (general)
Old Town (general)
Pronia The Suburb
PandesChurch of Aghii The
The Lion of Bavaria
Funerary Monuments in the Nauplion Graveyard
The 'New Byzantium' Settlement
Theatre Studies Department of the University of the Peloponnese
National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Nauplion Annex
The Family Home of Nikos Karouzos
The OSE Park – The Municipal Odeon 'Konstantinos Nonis' – The 'Stathmos' Children’s Museum
Kolokotronis Park
Staikopoulos Park
The Land Gate
The Grimani Bastion
The Courthouse
Kapodistrias Square
The Armansperg Residence
The Acronauplia
The Three Admirals’ Square
Town Hall
The 'Megalos Dromos' (Great Road)
War Museum-Nauplion Annex
Metropolitan Church of Aghios Georgios
The Nauplian Progressive Association 'The Palamidis'
The Catholic Church of Metamorphosis Tou Sotiros (The Transfiguration of the Saviour)
Aghios Spyridon Square
The Church of Aghios Spyridon
The Church of Aghia Sophia
The Sagredo Gate
Syndagma Square
The Archaeological Museum
The Parliament Building
The Turkish Medrese / 'Leonardo Prison'
The 'Trianon'
Gialos Neighbourhood
Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and Folk Art Museum Vassilios Papantoniou
The Nauplion Art Gallery
Nauplion Central Public Library 'The Palamidis'
The Church of Aghios Nikolaos
Philellinon Square
The Customs House
The Church of Panaghia
The Shore
The Bastion of 'Pende Adelphia'
The Arvanitia Promenade
The Church of Aghios Anastasios
The Monastery of Aghia Moni
Alpha Bank's Exhibition Space

The 'Megalos Dromos' (Great Road)

The ‘Megalos Dromos’ or ‘Great Road’, today known as Vasileos Konstadinou Street, was built to European specifications, on the initiative of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of the new Greek state. It was the most important road in the city in the 19th century, and this is why it was known as ‘megalos’ or ‘great’. In order to make way for the road, the church of Aghios Nikitas, which stood more or less in the middle, was demolished. The ‘Megalos Dromos’ led from the Governor’s Mansion in Syntagma Square, Nafplio’s central square, and to the Venetian arsenal, the current Archaeological museum. Today, along the length of the road, there are still some buildings from the times of Kapodistrias and Otto. They were built in the neo-classical style, and characterised by the symmetry of their facades. About half way along the ‘Great Road’ once stood the Xenos Residence, where Ioannis Kapodistrias spent the first part of his stay in Nafplio. This house burned down in 1862. Another important neo-classical building is that which housed the municipal gallery. It dates from the time of the Venetian occupation of Nafplio, but it was rebuilt in the time of Kapodistrias. Its doorway is in the austere renaissance style. Today, the building has been restored and has been ceded to the administration of the department of theatrical studies of the University of the Peloponnese. The ‘Great Road’ along with Staikopoulou Street, which runs parallel, comprise the most important thoroughfares for local residents and visitors to city. There are shops along the length of both, and one can sit at one of the beautiful refreshment stands in the ‘Great Road’ or eat in one of the picturesque taverns in Staikopoulou Street. Despite the passing of time, the Nauplians still call this road ‘great’, to the surprise of visitors to the city, since this road is not really large: the parallel Amalias Avenue is much bigger.