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Greece | Nafplio


Welcome to my Greek Diaries! I spent an amazing week in beautiful Greece with my friends. Greece is such a gorgeous country, and by taking a little road trip to lots of different locations I felt I experienced lots of different aspects of their culture and country. So over the next week and a half I will document each little day spent in Greece through a post.

Day Nine

During the last few days of our time in Greece we found a town where we could have a little shop and fill up on food. We stopped off at Nafplio twice, which is a lovely seaport town in Peloponnese. The first time we arrived it was pouring down with rain so we decided to look for a cute café to warm up in. Before we headed into the streets my friend needed to get some money out of a cash point so we looked for the nearest bank. We soon found one and my friend started to use the cash point. It was all going so well until the machine returned her card without her euros! Feeling confused and worried we went inside the bank to ask for help, but it was very awkward as we knew very little Greek and there were lots of people in there staring at us. Luckily there was a lady who knew good English and she told us that the transaction hadn't gone through - panic over!

After the faff of trying to retrieve some euros we went off in search of a café. We quickly popped inside a supermarket buy some drinks and sweets, but instead we were greeted with a surreal experience. I have never been in such a weird and eerie supermarket before! The shelves were so bare that one shelve held two bottles of wine only, and the cheese counter only held three blocks of cheese in it! The funniest thing about the supermarket was that the owners had tried to space out the items to make the shelves look more full, but it just looked so ridiculous - even the cereal boxes were placed on the shelves sideways to take up more room!

We continued our search for a café, and found one down the little streets. The café was very quirky inside and the menu promised some amazing milkshakes, so we were very happy! After having a lovely time in the café, and a delicious salted caramel milkshake, we spent some time in the little boutiques and shops, before making our way back to the coach.

The second day that we visited Nafplio we decided to try out the Italian restaurant there. The restaurant was called 'il Porto' and it was situated next to the harbour so we could look out to the sea. My friends and I heard that the pizzas there were amazing so we couldn't wait to try them out - and they were delicious! I had a lovely lunch and I was filled up on pizza and garlic bread!

Nafplio is overall a lovely (but slightly weird) Greek town, and I really enjoyed socialising, exploring, shopping and eating there!


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