This is one of the few old houses in Greece. Old Nafplio itself is a unique historic quarter of modern Greece and is unique in its preservation of the old Veneitian architecture. Ours is one of the finest houses in Old Nafplio and one of the very few with a garden. You can sit in the garden under the shade of the orange trees and look out at the sea.
Despite its age the house is solid and well resourced. It was fully refurbished ten years ago and has modern pluming, wiring and utilities. It is air-conditioned throughout with the usual washer, dryer, fridge-freezer and television. Due to the ubiquity of wireless internet and the internet cafes so close in the square we don't keep an internet connection at the house, but it is free in a number of locations 100 yards away.
There are two double bedrooms and four single. You can easily sleep eight adults in the house and if you wish to can add a cot or two. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a shower.
The house is laid out over two floors with a connecting external staircase. The bedrooms are upstairs with one of the double bedrooms and the kitchen and living areas downstairs. Therefore it creates some additional privacy for parties with two separate families if required.
The garden is about 100 sqm and furnished with wooden tables and chairs. There is a hammock which you can rest in under the shade of the orange trees. This is a lovely area to rest, eat and socialize. You can be 100 yards away from the main square here and yet be in total peace and seclusion.
Once you decide you have had enough of relaxing in the charm of this old house, you have so many ways to spend your day. By foot you can walk to the local town beach, or 2 miles to the huge crescent sandy bay of Karathona.
The town itself is a treasure trove of bars, restaurants, shops and museums which you could easily spend a week or more exploring.
Then there are the cultural sights. Again by foot you can walk to all of the local churches and ruins, take a short boat ride to the castle in the bay, or even climb the alleged 999 steps to the top of the Palamidi castle on the hill behind the town.
By car you can drive to the old theatre at Epidavrous, the ruins at Tirinth, and down the coast to such other ports as Astros and Leonidi in the Argolida. Further inland the Peloponnese is a store of natural delights, with skiing and caves at Kalavrita and the wildernesses of the plateaus of Argolida taking you back centuries in time.
At home it is a sanctuary which you need not leave. On foot you can never get bored or run out of options. With a car, you are at the centre of one of Europe's great natural playgrounds. You can only enjoy yourself, whatever your mood, interests or resources.