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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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  • A large impenetrable fortress in the first capital of Greece. Nice with great views. Challenge is the ascent of the stairs. You must visit!!!
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  • Incredible views of incredible beauty .... It's worth the climb with the stairs instead of car is incredible the views from there on.
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  • The views and the historical background of the mind are worthwhile to climb. Special impression makes the visitor the prison Kolokotroni.
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