Nafplion, the popular pretty little seaport town, is a favorite with vacationers to Greece. It was the first capital of the Greek State in the early 1800's and even now is the capital of the entire region of Argolis. You can see how it is expanding up the hillsides near the north end of the gulf. It's beauty lies in the fact that the old town is on a peninsula that juts out into the gulf forming a beautiful naturally protected bay.
There is a lot to look at in this Peloponnese town with it's lovely old mansions, the Old Town, the beaches like the Psili Ammos (in the village of Tolo, 10 km from Nafplion), Palamidi Castle, and the Archaeological Museum of Nafplion. This is considered one of the most charismatic and charming cities in the Peloponnese region.