Nafplio served as the original capital city of the newly independent Greek state from 1829 until 1824. Today, the city is a picturesque seaside resort nestled among the orange groves of the Peloponnese. There is something of interest on nearly ever corner. A walk down narrow, meandering side streets will lead to unexpected slices of history. When you’re done trying to tackle the not quite 999 steps of Palamidi Castle, take a break on the harbor with its panoramic view of the sea.