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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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  • This castle / fortress is incredibly intact and very much worth a visit. The hundreds of steps took a bit of a toll on my knees both going up and down. However the views are incredibly beautiful from....  more
    This castle / fortress is incredibly intact and very much worth a visit. The hundreds of steps took a bit of a toll on my knees both going up and down. However the views are incredibly beautiful from....  more »
  • This was very beautiful! A lot of areas were roped off, so I'm not sure if they reopen doing busier times. However the hike had magnificent views and there were different areas of the castle to... 
    This was very beautiful! A lot of areas were roped off, so I'm not sure if they reopen doing busier times. However the hike had magnificent views and there were different areas of the castle to...  more »
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  • Fortress is in very good conditions and really beautiful. Equally beautiful is also view from above. Approach is pretty hard, but can be a good training. There are around thousand steps from the western side. From the eastern side approach is a little bit easier but longer. Also from the eastern side is possible come by car.
  • The stairs might be rough to climb but the view is really worth the effort. Have some water with you and prepare yourself for the staircase. Don't try to climb them in one go though, take some breaks and keep going.

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