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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. Plan to see Palamidi Castle and other attractions that appeal to you using our Nafplio family vacation planner.
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  • Magnificent monument and view of Nafplio. The access stairs can be quite stressful for some people, but a check by the road is possible with parking. The visit lasts about 2-3 h and the view is really breathtaking. If you visit Nafplio, don't miss it!
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  • עליה למצודה כרוכה במעט כושר גופני והרבה רצון. מבנה המצודה הונציאנית מהמאות ה-14 וה-15 מצביע על כושרם של אלו לבנות מצודות ועל חשיבות המקום שחשבו ולמעשה לא היגיע לידי ביטוי (הוקמו כנגד משאות הצלב). נופי...  more »
  • Very beautiful place with excellent view. Difficult the days with much air and you need shoes for alley.
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