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. Arrange your visit to Palamidi Castle and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nafplio using our Nafplio holiday maker app .
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  • Very nice experience. Arduous ascent, insufficient marking, but to impress the views and the environment.
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  • Beautiful place 900 steps to climb, stunning wide expanse once up there visiting the Citadel is also accessible by car
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  • Beautiful fortress to see day and night from the city. Almost all the places are accessible with a view breathtaking.
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If you come to Nafplio to admire its Venetian architecture, book a room in the atmospheric old town. This central part of the city draws the biggest crowds, offering well-appointed rooms in boutique hotels and family-run guesthouses. The new town remains less frequented by tourists, providing clean rooms and good food a short drive from the city center. For fast access to Nafplio's ancient sites, explore the area's fishing villages, where many locals rent out simply furnished rooms near sandy beaches and secluded coves.
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