Everything you need to know about Nafpaktia
Nafpaktos is a seaside town in western Greece, on the southern edge of Aitoloakarnania, built on the shores of the Corinthian Gulf. Here, in this blessed place, history meets myth and culture meets local hospitality. From the Venetian port and the town Castle to the Museum of the Lepanto Naval Battle and the unique “Stenopazaro” neighborhood, the visitor will certainly find what he is looking for.
Built amphitheatrically, on the slopes of a green, pine-clad hill dominated by its impressive Venetian castle, one of the best preserved in the country and accessible in its most part, it unfolds wonderful images for the visitor wherever he turns his eyes.
The view from the top of the castle will compensate you. The town lies at your feet and if you look southwest, where the horizon touches the sea, you can see the impressive Rio – Antirio suspension bridge. The horseshoe-shaped Venetian port with its two piers in its opening, constitutes both the trademark and the heart of the city. To the left and right of the harbor there are two beautiful beaches, Gribovo and Psani, which allow visitors to relax and enjoy the sea under their centuries-old oak trees.
Stroll through the town’s cobblestone streets, in the Stenopazaro neighborhood with its traditional two-story buildings, and discover the traces of the town’s long history combined with a wonderful natural setting.