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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Fortress Palamidi Reviews
Impressive with breath taking views .. definitely worth the climbing .. it can get very hot during summer months so it’s best to visit early in the morning more »
We visited it at its best, in the glorious early morning bright clear sunlight. After seeing it perched on high from most parts of the town, it was even more amazing up close. Dating from Venetian... more »
One of the most beautiful and monumental fortress I've ever seen. It's worth the thousand steps. Breathtaking view from above. See the city, the sea, the surrounding mountains. It is worth taking a lot of drinking water in the summer because the heat is very high. Beautiful place.
One of the most beautiful monuments I have been with great architecture inside and olive tree environment. Wonderful view from the highest point and very interesting place especially for kids. This is also a place where Greeks put the Kolokotroni in the prison so you can visit and get in to the hole where he was placed.
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