Nafpaktos - Parnassos Greece
The famous and stunning town of Nafpaktos is actually located in Etoloakarnania,
just outside of the county of Fokida. However, the immense beauty and unique
sights make this a town that we should mention, especially for those of
you who will be travelling by car and can easily reach here.
There are several highlights to this town that every visitor must try and see. There is the famous castle, located high up on the hill which overlooks the entire town. Visitors can take a wonderful drive up the hill, and finally reach the top, where one can then venture inside and take a walk amongst the grounds of the castle.
This might not be recommended for those with children or who may have problems walking along sometimes steep and slippery paths. It is best to head up to the castle wearing good walking shoes, and also with some water, as it can get quite hot up here, especially during the summer months, where this is some, but not much, shade.
Walking around the grounds of the castle is a very nice experience, and you will find some superb panoramic views of the whole town.
There is also the remains of the ancient port, which have towers on the end, and these are also great for visiting. Again, some of the views from here are a delight and there are some great photo opportunities. The walls of this port pass by along part of the beach, and even by looking into the gardens of some of the houses near here, you can see parts of the wall, as well as cellars with rails on them that appear to be dated from medieval times.
The beach of Nafpaktos is a very large one, and is exceptionally clean. It was also awarded the "Blue Flag" by the EU for it's clean waters. During the summer months, the beach is filled with people all enjoying the clean waters and the lovely Greek sunshine.
Along the beach you will find a huge selection of cafes and bars, restaurants and tavernas. Sitting back enjoying a drink in the shade and looking around at the beautiful scenery is a perfect way to relax after a day spent visiting sites around the town.
Nafpaktos is truely a very beautiful and impressive town, and one can easily spend a few days here simply visiting the impressive sites and exploring the small streets of the town.
Also, just to the west of Nafpaktos is the region of Andirio where one can cross over on the new Rio bridge and arrive in the north-east of the Peloponnese.