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Palamidi Castle

Address: Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 21100, Greece
Phone Number: 27520 28036
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Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Nafplio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Palamidi Castle is a must attraction in the area of Nafplio, mainly because of the view you get from up there. Thanks to its location, the castle overlooks the whole bay and enables the traveler to understand the geography of this area much better. About the castle itself, you won't learn much up there, you had better refer to... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's a must to visit Palamidi when you are at Nafplion. Not so much for the place itself, but for the fantastic view from up there. We suggest that you take a taxi up and descend on foot, so that you enjoy the beautiful scenery. Best time of the year is the spring, when almond trees are in bloom, and... More 

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mykonos
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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