Palamidi Castle, Nafplio

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Built by the Venetians as a means of defending the city, Palamidi Castle 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 Palamidi Castle and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nafplio using our Nafplio holiday maker app .
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  • The 999 steps worth! From November to March 50% reduced entrance fee. The look may be the Bay is awesome.
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  • The views from the top are amazing. The fortress is interesting and you can see the different bastions as well as Kolokotroni's prison cell. Wonderful morning exploring.  more »
  • Balamidi Fort is located on top of a huge Hill. Specially built to the highest level so it was possible to control the entire city and the Bay. To reach the Castle gate, you have to overcome the ladder which consists of more than a thousand steps. However, different armies, soldiers took the Fort again and again. Incomprehensible to mind how they managed to climb steep rocks.
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