Fortress Palamidi, Nafplio

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Built by the Venetians as a means of defending the city, Fortress Palamidi presides over Nafplio from above. The Venetians built the fortress between 1711 and 1714, during their second occupation of the area. The fortress proved unsuccessful at protecting against invasion, however, and was taken over by the Turks in 1715 and then the Greeks in 1822. You can climb more than 900 steps from the town to the top of the fortress. At 216 m (709 ft) above town, the view of Nafplio and the gulf is your reward. Use the brochure provided at the entrance as your map for a self-guided tour. Arrange your visit to Fortress Palamidi and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nafplio using our Nafplio holiday maker app .
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  • We where there on the nice sunny day and took a lot of nice pictures. Castle is in very good shape. If you are not in good condition, I suggest to go there by car. Other way is by 999 stairs and it is...  more »
  • A castle built on the rock with historical significance since Nafplio is the first capital of Greece. Point of strategic importance seeing the whole registry and the Argolic sea inaccessible tried many to besieate it but it was very difficult in His prisons hosted the hero of the 1821 Kolokotronis.
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  • Amazing place. Would would be great if we could see how some rooms used to look (decoration, furniture, weapons) cause right now they're totally empty
  • Great view and amazing experience, accessible both via road with a vehicle and on foot, though the stairs are, well, a lot. Only recommend the stairs if you can physically handle something like it. Youngsters go in for free! Overall great.
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