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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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  • There are 997 steps to reach the castle from the town. Take the hop on hop off bus from the quay - €8 for all day, you will walk a lot when you get into the castle, also €8. My daughter informed me... 
    There are 997 steps to reach the castle from the town. Take the hop on hop off bus from the quay - €8 for all day, you will walk a lot when you get into the castle, also €8. My daughter informed me...  more »
  • A magnificent fortress with eight bastions 200 meters above sea level. I recommend that you not be lazy and see them all. Beautiful views of the city of Nafplio and the sea. 
    A magnificent fortress with eight bastions 200 meters above sea level. I recommend that you not be lazy and see them all. Beautiful views of the city of Nafplio and the sea.  more »
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  • The stairs might be rough to climb but the view is really worth the effort. Have some water with you and prepare yourself for the staircase. Don't try to climb them in one go though, take some breaks and keep going.
  • We got here by car (there is an option to climb 800+ stairs). The parking lot was quite restricted, so we parked along the road. The fortress is very impressive, with interesting history and amazing view towards town and the bay area. Recommended.

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