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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

National Gallery-Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Nauplion Annex

The listed neo-classical building at number 23 Sidiras Merarchias Street was built in 1905 to ‘an architectural plan of K. P. Chatzaras’, as is engraved on the marble plaque inlaid into the wall, and was used by its owner the gynaecologist, and later mayor of Nafplio, Georgios Minaios, as a home and private clinic. Later, when it no longer operated as a clinic, it housed in succession: the seat of Sidira Merarchia 4th, the Nafplio Hospital, the police headquarters and, finally, a tavern called ‘Nicholas’. The building came into the possession of Nafplio Council as the result of a compulsory purchase order and in 1997 it was ceded to the National Gallery to house one of its departments. The exemplary restoration and the museum technology which was installed were the results of donations from the Onasis Foundation. The museum houses a carefully chosen collection of works inspired by the Greeks’ struggle for freedom. The visitor is thus allowed to re-live the great moments of the revolution: the glory and the greatness; the sacrifices and drama of the struggling and emerging new Greek state. The exhibition of paintings is broken down into 5 sections, which cover themes or historical incidents that were depicted artistically at the same time as 19th century art, evolved both in Greece and abroad. Starting with the section called ‘Scenes from the Struggle. Battles-Heroes’, which depicts historical events and figures, we move on to a special section entitled ‘Mortal Heroes’, which uses the sacrifices and deaths of well-known heroes to bear witness to humanity’s struggle for faith and freedom. In the next section there are depictions of the victorious sea battles, which boosted the moral of the struggling Greeks and became a deciding factor in the overall victory. A large part of the art work is dedicated to the terrible results of the war: the hardships faced by soldiers and civilians. The last section displays works which demonstrate the influences that shaped the ideology of the liberated state. Alongside the paintings, the exhibition is complemented by sculpture, everyday objects and weapons which all show the wide range of illustrations of the themes of the Greek Revolution.