Fortress Palamidi, Nafplio

4.6
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
Built by the Venetians as a means of defending the city, Fortress Palamidi 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 Fortress Palamidi and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nafplio using our Nafplio holiday maker app.
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  • Walked up the 950 or so stairs which is really worth it. 360*views of the Aegean. Proper fortress. Although I expected more.  more »
  • Avoid, as nothing really to see, just few stones and a church. Not worth the 8€ have a nice salad and a drink for that price. And its an exhausting way to get up there if you not driving.  more »

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