Fortress Palamidi, Nafplio

4.6
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • Nice spot, with a view on the city. The fortress is beautiful and well conserved. Not a lot of explanations though, but a nice walk around.  more »
  • Somewhere that you should definitely visit if you are staying in or visiting Nafplio. The castle sits high above the town and there are tremendous views of the whole area from it's grounds. The ruins....  more »

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