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Palamidi Castle, Nafplio

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Castle Tourist Spot
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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  • Worth a visit Great views and worth exploring to the full. The fortress is surprisingly good condition and covers a huge area.  more »
  • We decided to walk up, and then down, to the castle and we are so pleased we did. It is a great climb up the 999 steps and the views and history on display are great. You must head up here if you are ...  more »
  • We arrive at noon time in hot summer day so decide to skip the climbing (from the city, those stairs going up on the cliff are looking very impressive, and challenging). So we arrive very easily to th...  more »