The XENON INN was built in the 19th century and it is the jewel of Syntagma Square.
From the mid-19th century and onwards, archaeologists started excavating Mycenae, Tiryns and Epidaurus Ancient Theater (which now officially belong to UNESCO World Heritage). As a consequence, this attracted historians, archaeologists, poets, writers and artists from all over the world to visit Nafplio and witness these new unique discoveries. The need of all these great people to exchange views, ideas and visions between them, led “Xenon Hotel” to create at the ground level of the building a unique café where all these great personalities of the time came to share their opinion, wisdom and thoughts. Almost two centuries later, the fully renovated XENON Inn & XENON Café still continues this unique tradition and offers to its guests the warmth and hospitality of a bygone era.