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Address: Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 21100, Greece
Phone Number: 27520 28036
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Lots of steps to an amazing view

We took the steps to this castle and were able to see the beautiful town of Nafplio on the way and from the top. I liked that we were able to explore everywhere in the castle. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LAG1964
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Dartmouth, Canada

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Dartmouth, Canada
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the steps to this castle and were able to see the beautiful town of Nafplio on the way and from the top. I liked that we were able to explore everywhere in the castle. It is huge and the views were amazing. I was thinking we would walk up and take the road back but it was easier... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can either take a taxi up to the top or do it the old fashioned way and walk😃 The views whilst walking up and once you get up there are worth all the heavy breathing, stiff muscles etc. Fantastic views of the argolic gulf and the surrounding areas. We were lucky the day we went up as it was... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on limited time so we drove to the top rather than taking the stairs. The view is beautiful and this site could easily be missed but so glad we didn't skip it.

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Thank Karlina C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle has so much history hidden within its walls and offers so many panoramic views. I must say, when in Nafplio, visit Palamidi.

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Athens, Greece
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something different to do, apart from strolling and eating, when in Naflpio. If you are not in the mood to walk up the 999 steps leading to it, you'd better pay the 4 euro admission fee at the central gate, after parking your car just outside. The castle itself is well-maintained and much bigger than you would expect! There are... More 

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Thank VerdelAthens
St.Petersburg
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not walk but drove up there, due to some health problems, so probably missed some of the excitement. But still it is very worthwhile. Beautiful sea views from above, the ancient castle feel, rather big and with history to think about, for example even in new times it used to be a prison for death sentenced

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aside from the fortress itself (a marvel of engineering) which is worth seeing, the view from Palamidi is just amazing.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two ways to get to the castle: Suggestion You can take the open-top bus to the western entrance and get back down to the old part of town via the staircase. Via the staircase on the western slope of the hill. This would involve climbing only a few less than 999 steps just to get to the entrance... More 

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Thank apantoja
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the seemingly never-ending castle even in the occasionally pouring rain! Definitely worth climbing the steps as the views are fantastic all the way up.

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Piraeus Region, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A "much" if you're visiting Nafplio... It's worth climbing the steps if you can and if you're in the mood then walk on the main road to get back to the town... It is fortunate that it is also accessible by a car. Just make sure you read a few things about it before your visit... You'll enjoy it more.... More 

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