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Fortress Palamidi, Nafplio

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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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  • We talk the car up the hill to Palamidi rather than climbing the 999 steps. There wasn’t much to see within the fortress walls, but the view onto town and across the bay was worth trip.  more »
  • Definitely worth climbing to the top and enjoy the views. You need to be reasonably fit to take the steps and it is best to get up early because of the heat  more »
  • That was a fair old climb, 999 steps! But my good the view is worth it.
  • An impressive medieval fortress towering above the Nafplio. You have to climb some thousand steps to get to the top. Stunning views of Naflpio and sea are nice reward for the effort.

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