Starting from Athens, you pass the Canal (Isthmus) of Corinth that connects mainland Greece to Peloponnese.
Then you arrive in Nafpaktos, where you will visit the Venetian harbor, one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the country. You will love Nafpaktos’ Venetian harbor at first sight. It’s a meeting point for locals and where you’ll enjoy a coffee or lunch under the shade of plane trees, with a view of the sea and the castle walls.
Starting at the harbor and making your way along steepening cobbled streets, passing through neighborhoods with gardens in bloom, the climb to the lofty fortress is a fascinating one, you will visit Botsaris’ Tower, an impressive 15th-century building serving as a museum, and the town clock dating from 1914. The castle itself, while acclaimed for its beauty, also represents one of the best-preserved examples of Venetian fortifications in Greece. The view from the top of the hill to the sea and the impressive Bridge of Rio-Antirio is unique.