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Clock tower of Nafplio

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Hidden : 07/15/2007
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Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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The area surrounding Nafplion has been inhabited since ancient times though little sign of this remains within the town. The town has been a stronghold at several times in history.The first of the visible fortification, on the Akronafplia, was built by the Byzantines. It was subsequently occupied by the French crusaders of the Principality of Achaea, then in 1377 the Venetians arrived and built the Castle of Bourtzi in the 15th century. Shortly after, the city, along with the rest of the Morea, was captured by the Ottomans. The Venetians returned in 1685, and strengthened the city by building the castle of Palamidi, which was in fact the last major construction of the Venetian empire overseas.During the Greek War of Independence, Nafplion was a major Ottoman stronghold and was besieged for a whole year by Theodoros Kolokotronis. After its capture, because of its strong fortifications, it became the seat of the provisional governments of Greece. Kapodistrias made it the official capital of Greece in 1829.After his assassination there in 1831 a period of anarchy followed, until the arrival of King Otto and the establishment of the new Kingdom of Greece. Nafplion remained the capital of the kingdom until 1834, when King Otto decided to move the capital to Athens.
Nafplion today is a port, with fishing and transport ongoing, although the primary source of local employment currently is tourism, with two beaches on the other side of the peninsula from the main body of the town and a large amount of local accommodation.


The cache,is a black film canister and is located at the area of the clock tower of Acronafplia not far away from the old city and the port of Nafplio.You can go there by foot or by any means of transportation.From there you can enjoy a great view to Bourtzi and all the city of Nafplio. It contains a declaration in English,some logsheets and a small pencil but bring you own just in case. STEALTH MODE REQUIRED and please leave the canister exactly as you found it.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx va bar ubyr bs gur jnyy

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)