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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 must visit if you're in Nafplio. The place where the famous 1821 Greek Revolution hero George Kolokotronis was inprisoned.  more »
  • When you go be go absolutely Nafplio and Palamidi. groups worth the fortress where 999, a and a beautiful view awaits up as Reward! Shop that fylakistike the Kolokotrwnis you causes great emotion ... got ticket for entry ... and poylmanakia if you do not want to katiforiseis with a bit ...
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  • With two teenage children are difficult to take attention away from the phones and computers. Yet exploring and walking in Castle left us all speechless!! Great view from tall, beautiful story and really worth mentioning the effort and the cost of entry.
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