We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palamidi Castle

Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio, Greece
Update attraction details
Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Nafplio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
138 visitor photos
Write a Review

358 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    236
    113
    9
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Visually impressive, but what was great was that nowhere is off-limits - just roam and explore. And what amzaing views.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The castle is nice, but you're doing the climb for the views, so make sure you go on a nice day and take your camera.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A terrific view from the top, it is well worth the climb up - about 1000 steps to the fortress. Take some water with you! (Only 50 cents from the shop at the bottom). Alternatively you can drive up and park round the back but where's the fun in that? The fortress is very interesting and incorporates forts and a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have three young teenaged boys, and could have spent hours exploring the castle. As it was, we only had an hour, which was only enough for a superficial view of the place. Bring a flashlight to explore some of the darker corners of the dungeon!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Wear good shoes. Stones there can get slippery. Large castle worth it to see. Need about half hour i side at least to see all of it. A comfortable car ride up or climb the 999 steps!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Central Point, Oregon
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a must visit if you make your way to Nafplio. Personally, one of the top highlights of my month long tour of Greece with my daughter. Be in decent shape when you head to Greece. There is an incredible amount of walking involved if you truly want to explore this incredible country. Do walk up and down the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denby, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This castle is one of the most unspoiled by tourism sites we have visited. You can get the real feel of the place and theviews are absolutely stunning.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asini, Greece
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

the historic castle that took part in the greek liberation war against the turks holds a magnificent view over the grafic city of nauplio the first capital, if you make it up the 999 stairs be careful the last one is broken from the horse of the greek general! go visit the jail of kolokotronis and ask for someone to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We took a taxi up to the castle. Wonderful views and an interesting history. Walked down the steps and our legs ached for days after!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houten
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

You can not miss the castle, it is huge and dominates the town. My husband walked the stairs, as he has an excellent condition. There are 999 steps! I took the car and drove up to the parking lot. Real easy to find, just follow the signs in town. Inside the castle you have to climb a lot of stairs... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Palamidi Castle also viewed

Nafplio, Argolis Region
Epidavros, Argolis Region
 
Sparta, Laconia Region
Nafplio, Argolis Region
 

Been to Palamidi Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Palamidi Castle, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing