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Palamidi Castle, Nafplio

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This place is very interesting and beautiful place in terms of historic. Beautiful city, the former capital of Greece, and the mystery view, nice beach.. It is easy to travel to this city from Athens....  read more »
  • Legend has it that it's 999 steps to access. The friend who was with me and had the courage to climb did not count. But there is a way to get there by car. That said, happened above, the discovery of the fortress requires that one climbs a lot of markets. In good condition, it gives a good idea of its strategic position on the city and the surrounding area. She also gives great views of the surroundings.
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  • Was a rainy day but it's totally worth to walk up to see it. Castle and the view were amazing. You can see the whole view of Napflio and also the beach part behind the old town. 
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