Enjoy Nafpaktos from above
West and East, between the sky and the sea, views of the Venetian Port and the Nafpaktos Castle, the whole city for your eyes and an unsurpassed view, a beautiful atmosphere, delightful dishes and imaginative coctails. When the words are few to describe let the pictures and the emotions to travel you. Relax and rejuvenate at Amaryllis Roof Garden, the most beautiful spot in Nafpaktos.
Amaryllis Roof Garden is located in the historic Amaryllis building, in the center of the Venetian port of Nafpaktos. With respect to its history and a fresh look and touch, we have revived the historic hotel of Nafpaktos and offer you high quality services in the hospitality sector (Hotel Amaryllis) and dining. The impressive 360 degree view and our fine dishes will make Amaryllis Roof Garden your favorite balcony for coffee, drink or food at the most beautiful spot of Nafpaktos and transform υour evenings under the starry sky to the most beautiful of the summer
The castle city of the Corinthian Gulf
“Nafs” («Ναύς» meaning “ship”) and “Pignimi” («Πήγνυμι» meaning “build”) are the words that compose the name of Nafpaktos since 1104 B.C.
Nafpaktos combines harmonically the beautiful natural environment and the preservation of its traditional style. It is built amphitheatrically, at a coastal hill of the mountain assembly of Nafpaktos, across Peloponnese, between Delphi and Missolonghi.
There is a strong presence of historic and architectural monuments, such as the Venetian port and the impregnable Castle with the five zones of defence. By walking on the paved cobblestones from the port up to its Venetian castle, you have the opportunity to discover the Clock, Botsaris Tower, the house Tzavela, Asclepeion. The top of the castle will reward you with the unique view that takes your breath away, when you will gaze upon the Corinthian Gulf, previously known as the Gulf of Nafpaktos, where it took place one of the largest naval combats of history, the naval battle of Lepanto.
The city’s picturesque port is delimited by two branches of the castle, which close its entrance with two towers. Over there, they dominate the statues of Georgios Anemogiannis, famous fire ship captain of 1821, that died a martyr’s death, after an operation of burning of Turkish ships at the city port and Miguel de Cervantes, writer of Don Quixote, who was seriously injured at the Naval Battle of Lepanto (1571) incapacitating his left hand.
The incomparable beauty of the city, the enchanting beaches of the Corinthian Gulf in combination with the fairy-tale nature of Mountainous Nafpaktia, the extensive programme of events as well as the warmth of the people, make Nafpaktos the ideal destination for all the seasons of the year.