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Palamidi Castle

Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 21100, Greece
27520 28036
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Nafplio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Bend, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I hiked the 999 steps to the top of Palamidi Castle. Quite a hike but we did it early before the sun came over the top of the hill. Truly amazing views. Worth the climb.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is no. 1 attraction of Nafplio by far. You can get to it by car or by stairs. Of course it is easier to get there by car, but it's a lot more interesting if you choose the stairs. The castle area is very large and has some tourist info that guides you the next important spot. More than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Worth the trip...however you get to the top (climbing all those steps, or by cab). Don't miss this. A well preserved castle, with 360 degree views. Nice to go at sunset...besides being cooler, it's a nice spot to watch the sunset.

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Minneapolis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

As archeological sites go, this one could be missed. It's really better from a distance and not much more than rubble.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you get in Nafplio, don't miss visiting the Palamidi castle. You can get there by car ( leave it at the parking & walk a little bit towards the entrance) or choose to get the 999 stairs from the center of the town to the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Incredible views and well worth the 1,000 stair climb! You can also drive, but what better way to work off the daily gelato than a stair climb.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Since we had been to Acronafplia Fortress we first did not want to spend 6 € to enter Palamidi. Thankfully we changed our mind and went there one evening around 7 (they close at 8) to watch the sunset. The Castle (or what's left of it) is very nice and the view/sunset was spectacular. Definitely worth it!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Palamidi hangs over Nafplion still guarding the city. So much of the fortress is intact that you can experience what it must have been like back in the 1500. You can walk up the 999 steps or take the sneaky drive in route from the back side. I do find drive up fortresses to be convenient.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My family and I arrived at the castle around 7:15 or so knowing that it closed at 8. We knew the sun was setting at 7:45pm, which made the view from the top of the castle absolutely amazing. Like new Facebook profile picture amazing. You can see all of Naphlion below and if you go around the other side of... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

the Castle has a very nice view of Nafplio, but closes early(7:30) especially in the summer since the weather is very hot

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