The name of the town changed several times over the centuries. The modern Greek name of the town is Nafplio (Ναύπλιο). In modern English, the most frequently used forms are Nauplia and Navplion.
During the Late Middle Ages and early modern period, under Venetian domination, the town was known in Italian as Napoli di Romania, after the medieval usage of "Romania" to refer to the lands of the Byzantine Empire, and to distinguish it from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
Also during the early modern period, but this time under Ottoman rule, the Turkish name of the town was Mora Yenişehir, after Morea, a medieval name for the Peloponnese, and "yeni şehir," the Turkish term for "new city" (apparently a translation from the Greek Νεάπολη, Italian Napoli). The Ottomans also called it Anabolı.
In the 19th century and early 20th century, the town was called indiscriminately Náfplion (Ναύπλιον) and Nafplio (Ναύπλιο) in modern Greek. Both forms were used in official documents and travel guides. This explains why the old form Náfplion (sometimes transliterated to Navplion) still occasionally survives up to this day.
Inner and outer destinations can be made possible using cars or motorbikes. Whichever way one may choose, the route is going to be easy and trouble-free. What is more, the Municipality does provide extended parking spaces, so there is no need to worry about parking one's vehicle.
The transportation means regardless, one can also tour through Nafplio using public bicycles offered by the Municipality or his private one. The renting area for the public bicycles is in front of the Town Hall, in "Trion Navarchon" Square.
Taxis can be used for inner city transportation as well as destinations outside it. The telephone numbers below will guide the visitor accordingly.
- NAFPLIO TAXI SERVICE : 27520 24120-36311
- MIDEA TAXI SERVICE : 27520 45045
- DREPANO TAXI SERVICE : 27520 92244
- TIRYNTH TAXI SERVICE : 27520 36311
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