Beaches in Nafplion and surrounding areas

There a number of beaches in Nafplion to choose from and even more followig the coast around. There is something for everyone whether interested in sunbathing and swimming, snorkelling. water sports, a quick dip to cool off or a nice walk in the evening. The sea is pristine clean and you are able to see the classic Greek blue-green colour right through to the bottom.


Nafplion's main beach is called Karathona. It is a few minutes by car or by local bus during the Summer months from Leto Nuevo Hotel and it is a Blue Flag beach. The beach follows the horse-shoe shaped bay around the coast making it sheltered and fairly shallow. It is ideal for a day at the beach and is well organised with a number of bars and cafeterias placed at intervals offering a great range of drinks and snacks and patrons are able to use the sunbeds and chairs free of charge. There is plenty of free space to put down your towel and enjoy the sand. Water sports are available here with or without tuition.

Arvanitia Beach

Just a short walk from the town, the beach is rocky and is known by the locals as the "town beach" where many locals pop around for a quick dip.. again the water is pristine and although rocky it is favoured by many. Quieter than Karathona (except for July & August) it is a convenient beach for a great swim and sunbathe. Quite a few steps so really suitable for people with wheelchairs or walking difficulties.


The area named "Banieres" means baths and it refers to part of Nafplio Yacht Club's facilities. It is more of concrete jetty than a beach but it is used by many locals and also tourists on a tight schedule that would like to have a swim.

Neraki Beach

Neraki beach is a well kept secret (not any more) that it hidden from public view and only accessible by foot. The 'gyro" of Arvanitia is a pathway that leads from the end of the harbour around the cliffs to Karathona beach, passing Arvanitia beach. About half way around the cliffs Neraki is located. A beautiful quiet little beach, rocky and ideal for swimming.

Other Beaches

  • Tolo beach
  • Plaka beach, Drepano
  • Vivari beach
  • Candia beach
  • Kondyli beach
  • Iria beach
  • Kastraki beach, Asini
  • Nea Kios beach