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This is a lovely, short walk which takes you from the harbour front to the town beach. It takes about 40 minutes to do a complete circuit, and, like the harbour front itself, is a popular stroll for the residents of Nafplio.

It's easy to find - just continue left along the harbour front, past the cafés on your left and the Bourtsi in the bay on your right.

Keep on this path as it curves round under the walls at the end of the old town, and follow it right the way round the headland. It’s an obvious, well maintained path. You get fantastic views down the coast and across the bay to the mountains.

The path clings close to the sea, and at various stages there are steps down on to the rocks, which people clamber down to fish from. At one point you go through a small archway hewn out of the rock.

You can also take a short side-track up to a small scenic church. There are lots of stone benches and places to sit and enjoy the view across the sea to the high mountain ranges of the Peleponese.

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The path curves round the foot of the Acronafplia fort. The Palamidi fort provides a spectacular backdrop for the second half of the walk.

This is a really nice walk to do in the evening - you get great sunsets.

Once you get to the town beach you can continue for another 45 minutes or so along the track to Karathona beach if the fancy takes you - see the walk 'Karathona beach'.

Or you could stop for a swim - even in December some hardy locals swim regularly. It's a very sheltered, pleasant spot, with a small pebble beach and a concrete jetty. In the summer there are deckchairs and a cafe, and it can get quite busy.

You could just retrace your steps and enjoy the view in reverse, or drop down into the old town and walk back through the town.