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Exploring Nafpaktos’ Venetian Port and Fortress Transports You to Another Time

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Ventian Port, Nafpaktos, Greece. Wikimedia Commons

Nafpaktos is a picturesque town that is situated on a bay on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth in Western Greece.

This is not a well-known place for people to visit in on their vacations in Greece, but when they come, everyone is impressed by all that this ancient town has to offer. The combination of seaside beauty and fun with mountains makes it the perfect year-round get-a-way.

The charm of Nafpaktos

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The ancient name Navpaktos (Ναύπακτος) means “boatyard”, and that is exactly what this settlement was known as throughout time. History recants two major battles that were fought on the shores of Nafpaktos.

While visiting during the month of October, you can even see a re-enactment of the famous battle of Lepanto (named after the town name at the time) that took place in there.

When you enter the town, you are immediately transported back to another time where fortresses dotted the land. The ancient Venetian port with its fortifications and the Castle of Nafpaktos are the main attractions, and you can even take a walk around the port to experience the well-kept ruins up close and personal.

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Castle of Nafpaktos. Wikimedia Commons

You will also find charming little shops, cafes and bars throughout the quaint cobble-stoned roads. A real trip to another time and place!

Where to stay?

Check out Ammos Boutique Hotel. Here you will find all of the modern conveniences, as well as exceptional service, and beautiful grounds.

What better way to spend your time than at an exceptional hotel that is located in less than a minute’s walk from the beach of Nafpaktos? You can also relax in the garden, hot tub, lounge area, or bar.

The rooms are classy and comfy, equipped with air conditioning for the hot summer days. Also, when you are looking to chill out and stay in for the evening, you will have the option to cook yourself a meal, as there is a stove and refrigerator in each room. Many of the rooms also have a balcony.

All guest rooms include a private bathroom and a hair dryer — not to mention you get free Apivita beauty products, so you don’t have to worry about packing shower goods! Another added amenity is that a delicious buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel.

The rooms are designed in decor that is modern, chic, and luxe. A color palette that reflects the colors of nature and the sea is used throughout the hotel, bringing the beautiful serene atmosphere of the outdoors, inside.

Thought has been put into every detail to make your stay away from home feel like you are at home. Choose from executive suits and deluxe suites — whatever best fits your needs. An added bonus: You can bring your furry friends along for the trip to Nafpaktos, as the hotel is pet friendly!

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