Nafplio was the first capital of Greece during its recent history. It attracts a great number of tourists every year. The Medieval castles, the neoclassical buildings as well as the alleys paved with stone and full of vougainvilleas create a marvelous spectacle and reveal the city’s long history. According to Greek mythology, Nafplio was named after the son of Poseidon and Amimoni. Archeological research has revealed that Nafplio has been inhabited even since the Premycenaean period.