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Address: Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 21100, Greece
Phone Number: 27520 28036
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The climb itself was not as bad as I thought it was going to be but it is a definite must when in nafplio. The views at the top are just to die for and worth the climb. As an EU... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The climb itself was not as bad as I thought it was going to be but it is a definite must when in nafplio. The views at the top are just to die for and worth the climb. As an EU student the top of the cake was that I got in free with a student card which was the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We drove right on up and enjoyed a somewhat peaceful walk around/through the fortress grounds. "Somewhat" because it was super-windy on the day of our visit - like, had to walk leaning pretty far forward in some parts of the fortress to make any progress, windy. Those fortress walls channeled the wind. BUT, we got some great pictures of hair... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The hike will seem like quite an effort but its totally worth it. The gorgeous vista from the top is a delight.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We did like so many others and took the taxi up and walk down all those 999 steps. We're in our 70's so take your time and be sure to have very good shoes. Also be sure to have a water bottle.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The enormous amount of stairs are worth it. At the top, an entire fort to explore and complete 360 views of the surrounding ocean, mountains, and towns. Amazing history and a great workout.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If in Naflion, you MUST visit Palamidi. If you cannot walk up the 999 steps from Naflipon town, you can drive all the way up, so no problem. The view is amazing, and the history even more amazing. Do not miss this visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great place to visit with spectacular view for photoshooting. You can go by foot (as we did from Nafplio - like climbing skyscraper, or by car). You should not miss the place!

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I wasn't expecting much, but this was fun. Lots of places to walk in, around, under. We visited in April, and the wildflowers all over the site were beautiful. If you walk back to some of the more remote areas it is very peaceful.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Almost 1000 steps brings you to the top of the hill where the fortess lies with its stunning views. I don`t think the fortress in itself is that amazing, but combined with the view makes this a must see when in Nafplio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We ventured up the stairs slowly as we were determined to make it to the top. We were rewarded with outstanding at views. The fortress is very spread out up top and I'm sure when it is busier you will still have locations all to yourself. The variety of views in all directions are deserving if many pictures. As students... More 

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