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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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  • This is such a beautiful location. We drove up the back side rather than hiking up the front. The views were incredible. Plan to spend at least 1 hour exploring. 
    This is such a beautiful location. We drove up the back side rather than hiking up the front. The views were incredible. Plan to spend at least 1 hour exploring.  more »
  • A must-visit in Nafplio! Interesting history, fantastic views. It is easy to find, and has adequate parking off season 
    A must-visit in Nafplio! Interesting history, fantastic views. It is easy to find, and has adequate parking off season  more »
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  • Amazing place. We walked through the +\- 1000 stairs from the city to the fortress and it has been a great hike for us and our son (6yo). Stunning views and interesting building construction on top. Highly recommended!
  • A very impressive fortress includes eight structures at 2000 meters above sea level. Beautiful views over Nafplio city and the sea. Wonderful arches framing blue water views. Possibility to go down by a thousand steps that get you back to the town.

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