Karathona is accessible by car or local bus (during the summer months) and is a beautiful half-moon shaped bay, sandy beach and crystal clear water. It is even possible to walk there via the 'Round of Arvantia' wpath around the cliffs from Napflion centre. It is one of the 3 beaches in the Argolida to be awarded the Blue Flag for clean beaches which is awarded by the EU each year. It is a well organised beach and has manay beach bars that offer free sunbeds, tables & chairs and umbrellas included in the price of a coffee or a drink. Most of them also serve snacks. There are organised water sports on the beach, windsurfing, sailing and waterskiing plus the snorkelling is great.
is what's known as 'the town's beach' as it is easily accessible and frequented by locals for a quick dip. In recent years Arvanitia has had a great makeover from the beach bar's owners who have successfully turned it into one of the most popular hotspots in Nafplion day and night! It is a concrete platform built into the rocks of the coastline and has wonderful views of the Palamidi & Acronafplia fortresses and the whole bay.
Banieres is the area next to the Nafplion Yacht Club. This area has been recently vastly improved and the Yacht Club reopened. It is a favourite especially with the youngsters of the area, it does indeed have something special swimming close to the ruins of the Acronafplia castle.
This beach can only be got to by foot and is located off of the 'Round the Arvanitia' footpath which goes from the base of the Acronafplia castle to Karathona beach. It is a secluded beach found about half was around. Make sure you take water with you as there is nowhere on the way to get any.
Other Beaches Around the Coast
Tolo Beach just 10 minutes away from Nafplion Tolo or Tolon has an organised beach that has much to offer. It follows Tolo's horseshoe shaped bay from the 'sandy beach' to the harbour of the village. It also holds the Blue Flag awarded for clean beaches. There are a variety of activities on the beach such as sailing, pedaloes, waterskiing, motor boat rental, windsurfing, bouncy castle, canoes etc. Drepano - Plaka Beach not more than 10 minutes again around the coast, Drepano's Plaka beach is a long, straight stretch of beach made up of sand/small pebbles depending on which end of the beach. There are plenty of bars and tavernas along the beach for refreshments and there are sunbeds and umbrellas available. Vivari Beach Vivari beach is a little further around the coast past Drepano and it is a traditional fishing village in a sheltered cove also ideal for mooring small boats. The beach is very picturesque, small but perfect for a quieter day out. There are tavernas along the beach some specialising in fish dishes. Kondyli Beach Located between Vivari and Candia beaches, Kondyli beach is a lovely deep beach with small and large pebbles. The water is clear and there are sunbeds and umbrellas, a cafe bar and it is a trendy spot. Candia & Iria BeachesCandia Beach a little further around the coast from Vivari and Irian a little bit further on. They are a mixture of sand and small pebbles and quieter than the other beaches. Both are great for families.