Nafplio is the place Athenians come on cold winter days for some sunshine and seaside climbing in a picturesque bay, sheltered from the chilly North wind. There are a handful of crags to choose from but the star attraction is Neraki – a compact, deep-red limestone crag just a stone’s throw from a pebbled beach where you can swim all year round. The approach to the Neraki crag is an idyllic stroll along a promenade that hugs the sea with lovely views across the Argolic Gulf and distant mountain peaks. The quaint town of Nafplio is well worth a visit on a rest day with several castles, a sophisticated Old Town and lively quayside. Markets are on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Nafplio – Greece’s best winter crag?