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Palamidi Castle

Address: Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 21100, Greece
Phone Number: 27520 28036
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Nafplio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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mykonos
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I would go again if I needed to take pictures, as it is very old, the actual structure is there, however there isnt that much else unless you buy a book and read the history on it, to our amazement there werent any guides, I wish there were and I would of paid Extra for it. You definately should go... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

one of us did the steps up and the other walked along the road to get there. lots to see with useful information boards from

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Athens, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

nice castle on the top of the hill. took that hard way to climb it by feet. it was free for students.. got some great pictures.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Palamidi Castle, is a really impressive site to visit, either on foot (around 1000 steps) or by car. We climbed up.The site which offers really amazing views of Nafplio and Argolikos Bay. Allow time to explore as it's a large archaeological site. Kolokotronis prison cell is the highlight, but the site is full of places to explore. We visited in... More 

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Athens, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Fantastic view although tiring to climb the stairs . I think it is worthwhile! It is good that there are not many souvenir shops around !

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Tasmania, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were amazed at the views from this Castle, perched high above Nafplion, and making our cruise ship appear as a tiny craft out on the harbour! I could only think of Edinburgh Castle by way of comparison as to size and the number of passageways, courtyards and high walls. Palamidi has several levels, being built on the hillside, and... More 

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Amasing architecture and history , must see if you go to nafplio if you are brave use the stairs (900 or more) if not go by car.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Amazing location over the Agean Sea, very well preserved Venetian fort. Lots of chances to climb, but can also reach it by car, very easy to imagine the fort in use. The fort prison and the history around it add the thrill.

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Athens
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you are fit enough, get to Palamidi castle from the nearly 1000 stairs as the views of Nauplio and the surrounding area are breathtaking! Once you get to the castle itself, you can admire a fine example of Venetian fortification as well as the prison of Kolokotronis.

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ATHENS HELLAS
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25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The fort Palamidi kept in excellent condition, is one of the greatest achievements of Venetian fortification.Today access to the fortress is possible either through highway leading to the eastern gate or from the known range located on the west side, east of Grimani bastion. H scale, the tradition wanted to have 999 steps, for the thousandth threw his horse Kolokotronis,... More 

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