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Palamidi Castle, Nafplio
(4.7/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The proximity to the beautiful town of Nafplion and the altitude with the awe-inspiring views to the visitor. Clean and well preserved Fortress that honors the history of Greece, Unfortunately there are no guides in various parts of the fortress to inform guests and merely just in impersonal signs The benefit but for the visitor is important!!!
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  • Spectacular! Love the caretakers. Unless 999 stairs is not an obstacle, pay for a taxi to and from and give back to the community. Heights could be a problem for some. 
  • I can say after such a visit to this place. To put clothes and smooth ride. Historic attraction for exploration. Amazing view to Nafplio at your feet. You have to go.
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