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Address: Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 21100, Greece
Phone Number: 27520 28036
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Step (up many steps) into history!

Palamidi is an incredible old fortress. We were in Nafplio in the heat of August, so we got up early to make it up the 999 steps (ish) by 8 AM when the fortress opened. That was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Palamidi is an incredible old fortress. We were in Nafplio in the heat of August, so we got up early to make it up the 999 steps (ish) by 8 AM when the fortress opened. That was a good choice, so I'd highly recommend to anyone thinking of going in summer. We were able to beat the crowds and got... More 

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Morris County, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I am a runner and I am in shape. I was not prepared for the 999 (I counted) steps to the fortress! It's funny that people kept warning about the steps to the monasteries in Meteora, but I didn't hear anything about this, which was much harder! Still, I think it's doable for most--just take your time and take breaks... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

If you're there in the summer, make sure you head up in the morning before the sun hits the stairs. If you do you'll have a long but satisfying walk to the top and you'll enjoy fantastic views and see a really interesting fort. If you go when the sun is already on the stairs, you'll be too hot to... More 

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

One of the most historical place for my self all the history there You need to now the story there and olso thete is information to ask about

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Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Its difficult by foot but you cant go to Nafplio and not see the Palamidi! Try going by car and coming down by foot! Amazing view!

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It is great to watch it from the city and from the top as well. I chose to go up on foot from the stairs. More than 1000 steps and zig zag style. Tiring but worth doing it. At the top can find the famous Gail of kolokotronis and see how cruel Greeks can be with their nations heroes.

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Hawalli, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We expected a quick walk around and to enjoy the views. What we got was a full on exploration that took triple the amount of time because the place is massive and filled with books and crannies to climb on, through or under. It is exceptionally well maintained too and there are boards up where you need them giving direction... More 

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Try and go early in the day before it gets too hot. Built in the 1700s as a fortress. It is in good condition. Apparently the gun slits are aimed at each other as well as outwards, so that if the enemy penetrated one of the bastions, the others could defend themselves.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Apart from the breathtaking view from the top of the hill where the castle is built, make sure you check the little opening dug where the bravest hero of the Greek revolution against the Turks was jailed.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you're fit enough, the 1000 steps from town give you a real feeling of accomplishment (and maybe a feeling of superiority over the other folks who drove up to the parking lot). The entry charge is the same either way. It's a wonderfully preserved monument to the centuries of conflict between the Turks and the Venetians (Greeks didn't count).... More 

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