Sunday, 30 March 2014

My trip to the Peloponnese(14)- Bourtzi castle

So we went towards the harbour thinking of a place to have lunch after all that walking and visiting museums and seeing things. It was too much to absorb.
Reaching the sea we realised there were little boats visiting the Bourtzi castle which is the landmark of Nafplio, a little fortress inside the sea that was a prison, a hotel and now an empty sightseeing destination but too beautiful to miss. As the boats don't go in winter I was very very happy to see them going at that time, probably because the sea was so calm and the day was sunny and bright!Or maybe just because we were there!
Go to this link for a virtual tour of Nafplio. Go to the little dot in the sea for Bourtzi.
This link for a virtual tour of Nafplio is a great link to see the whole of Nafplio and read about it and its sights.


 You reach the little island in a couple of minutes. The views of Nafplio across are gorgeous.





 It is rather small inside.




 Don't you feel like you are on a ship here?




 And after 20 minutes the boat leaves so you have to say good bye.




 We then had a late lunch, early dinner.

 Walked a bit more.




And went to sleep as we had to leave Nafplio early the next morning.

7 comments:

Jennifer Steen Booher said...

What a beautiful place! The only thing better than an island would be an island with a castle!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful pictures! :D

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

We've seen the castle on so many of your pictures. It was nice finally "visiting" it with you. Happy Monday!

eleanna said...

I like so much Nafplio! It was one of my favorite trips!

Zina Z said...

Αριαδνη...καραγκιοζη κραταει ο συζυγος στην πρωτη φωτο?

Valma said...

ho my ! all your posts about this trip are fantastic !
superb pictures you share with us once again
such beautiful places you show us
that really makes me wanting to go there :D
Sincerely hope I'll go a day
xxx

kat. said...

πόσο τυχερή είμαι που σε ανακάλυψα σε αυτό το ποστ σου;
το ναύπλιο είναι για μένα ένας από τους πιο αγαπημένους μου προορισμούς.. έχω ζήσει πολλές όμορφες στιγμές εκεί!

υπέροχες οι φωτογραφίες σου!!!!!!

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