Holidays in Karathona Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
Nafplio showing a beach

Lounge on the sands of this popular curving beach, which is blessed with shallow, safe waters and lots of family-friendly amenities.

Karathona Beach is a horseshoe-shaped strip of golden sand just south of the city of Nafplio. Sunbathe on the sands, swim in the safe waters and soak up the high-spirited vibe at the beachfront cafés and tavernas.

Use the on-site changing facilities to change into your swimsuit before venturing out into the water. The conditions here are generally calm, the waters stay shallow until quite far out and the seabed is mostly sandy, as opposed to rocky, making it particularly well-suited to families.

Rent a deck chair to lay out on and dry off under the sun’s rays. If you’d prefer some shade, pay for the use of a parasol.

Take a stroll along the length of the beach and try to spot examples of local plant species. Palms and eucalyptus can both be seen here. If you want to explore a little further, follow one of the nearby walking paths, which lead to pleasant little churches. Panagitsa, the church visible on the hill above the beach, is perhaps the most striking. Be sure to bring water with you as none is available once you set off on the trails.

Back at the beach, enjoy a refreshing drink or lunch in the handful or so of tavernas and cafés. Note that most of these are only open during summer.

Before leaving the beach, rinse off any residual sand at the shower facilities. Toilets are also found on the beach.

Find Karathona Beach around 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of Nafplio. Driving will take just 10 minutes and there is a large car park at the beach. If you’re feeling energetic, follow the walking path along the coast, accessible via Arvanitia Square. The walk typically takes around 45 minutes and there are plenty of benches along the way for resting. In summer, a bus route connects the beach with Nafplio.

496 Cheap Hotels Near Karathona Beach

Hotel Vasilis
Hotel Vasilis
3 out of 5
The price is AU$60 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Gallery Nafplion Annex and Kolokotronis Park. Port of Nafplio and Church of Agios ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (27 reviews)
"A wonderful, affordable, family-run hotel, ideally located in relation to the town center, Palamidi, and the beach. Avail yourself of the Saturday farmers' market and make use of the Vasilis kitchenette."

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2019

Hotel Vasilis
Impero Luxury Suites
Impero Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
Spiliadou 1, Nafplio
The price is AU$86 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in the heart of Nafplio, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Castle of Bourtzi and Acronafplia. Fortress of Palamidi and Ancient Tiryns are ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Delightful stay - had a room with a terrace which was lovely. Room nicely designed. Staff super helpful and friendly. Breakfast was fantastic- an array of hot and cold dishes, very tasty Greek foods and some different choices each day so one could try different things."

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2021

Impero Luxury Suites
Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel
3 out of 5
Bouboulinas 21, Nafplio
The price is AU$115 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is steps away from National Gallery Nafplion Annex and Kolokotronis Park. Port of Nafplio and War Museum are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (42 reviews)
"Excellent hotel. Very clean. Very good service. All the staff are very polite."

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2020

Rex Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Karathona Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Asimoni Pension
Asimoni Pension
3 out of 5
14 Fotomara, Nafplio
The price is AU$58 per night from 2 Feb. to 3 Feb.
Asimoni Pension
Hotel Vasilis
Hotel Vasilis
3 out of 5
The price is AU$60 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
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Impero Luxury Suites
Impero Luxury Suites
3.5 out of 5
Spiliadou 1, Nafplio
The price is AU$86 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
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Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel
3 out of 5
Bouboulinas 21, Nafplio
The price is AU$115 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
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Park Hotel
Park Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is AU$88 per night from 19 Feb. to 20 Feb.
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Kyveli Suites
Kyveli Suites
4 out of 5
The price is AU$134 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Kyveli Suites
Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas
Nafplia Palace Hotel & Villas
5 out of 5
Akronafplia, Nafplio, Peloponnese
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Andromeda Suites
Andromeda Suites
3 out of 5
The price is AU$108 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.
Andromeda Suites
Deves Hotel
Deves Hotel
2 out of 5
The price is AU$126 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Deves Hotel
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