By knowing the local traditional products, you also get to know the area, the local customs, the folk tradition and the culture. Through these wine tours that we suggest, wine lovers and passengers of tradition come closer to the production and to our wine culture, which began many centuries ago. Homer’s vinicultured Peloponnese forms a wine destination, as native varieties were born on its land (even since Pausanias’s vine), such as the globally known Agiorgitiko and Moschofilero, but also Roditis, Kidonitsa, Rokaniaris and many other varieties, through which you can get to know the local nutritional habits and the local traditional cuisine.
If you like horses and you want to taste the joy of riding with them, we can arrange for you a horse riding lesson, if you are beginner, lasting about 1 hour or stroll on a horseback for the connoisseurs, lasting from 1 to 4 hours. All our trips start from the surroundings of Nafplio in a local farms and passes through rural roads within nature and are guided by an experienced-certificated guide – rider. The horses are all trained and learned with the people, looking for love and caress wherever possible. The term: hippotherapy means “therapy using a horse”. The hippotherapist is, a physical therapist, physician, psychologist, sociologist, occupational therapist (and all other professions in the field of psychology and medicine) with additional training in the use of the horse moving.
While at Nafplio, meet one of the most common means of transport to discover the city! Rent a bicycle or just register to the city hall to get one for free! If you want to get one from the shared municipal bikes, you go with your ID to the city hall and register. After the registration you will receive the passwords and all necessary codes to use this outside of the hall in a small system with bicycles. The system is open for use to any resident or visitor of our city, as long as you are up to 18 years old. Users will be able to pick up their bike from any station they want and leave it at any station.
The old town maintains it’s seductive charm through the slated alleys, the blooming bougainvilleas on the balconies, the terraces of the elegant neoclassicals, the well-preserved mansions and the ottoman fountains.Inhabited since antiquity and ruled by Byzantines, Franks, Venetians and Turks, Nafplio’s history is just as colourful and varied as its many charming buildings. It was the Venetians who undoubtedly left the most impressionable mark, seen in the city’s architecture and layout. They were also responsible for the construction of the Palamidi Fortress, which later fell to the Turks. Nafplio is brightest moment came in 1821 when Ioannis Kapodistrias the first leader of the recently-liberated Greek Republic declared the city as the country’s capital.
ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND NAFPLIO
It is possible to organise rock-climbing with one of the local clubs of the area, learn to cook traditional Greek cuisine in the countryside just outside of Nafplion or visit the olive press close to Epidavros & see how olive oil is traditionally made. The options for things to do are endless & as such we have tried to give an idea of the varied things visitors to the area can do whilst staying with us at the Hotel Aetoma. We have detailed below some of the trips available from the hotel to local archaeological sites & places of historical interest.
JEEP TRAILS 4X4
At your service, our experienced local partners in super jeep tours in Argolis & it’s surrounding prefectures Arcadia & Korinthia with their unique landscapes! We run a mixed fleet of modified Land Rover, which will get you off the beaten track by driving on mountain roads!
Enjoy mini-cruises to the picturesque Saronic islands of Spetses, Hydra and Poros. The programme was varied and fun-filled with barbecues, picnics and cruises to Hydra and Spetses, thus began the tradition of day cruises in the Argos-Nafplio-Tolo area.
Photographic trips for all levels of photographers to make the most of your photographic capabilities.In Photo tour we are a group of photographers who, through different paths, reached a common point which is no other than our love for photography & shooting.