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Palamidi Castle

Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 21100, Greece
27520 28036
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Nafplio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Good for exploring and views of the city. If you don't have a head for heights do not attempt the climb! There is an amazing chapel located in the fort -well worth visiting

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Mölndal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Spectacular view over Nafplio and the bay. Interesting fortress but avoid hot afternoons if possible.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

One can choose the old fashioned way and climb the 999 steps to get here or like us - get here by car! So many interesting little pathways and areas to explore on top itself, it is well worth a visit and even better if one can read up ahead or find a guide - something we did not have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

super super beautiful, worth the climb. Wonderful view of the city and the sea. Go early in the day to avoid the hot, sunny noon-hours. Met some cool scouts up there which was a plus.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My mother and I were staying in Athens when we decided to rent a car and take a drive around for a day or two. We just happened to pull off in nafplio and followed the signs to the Palamidi Castle and it turned out to be the best day of our entire vacation. We explored the bastions for hours,... More

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Heraklion
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Already covered in the introduction! Great photo opportunities, don ' forget to take your own water Looking down on Nafplion , you realise just how compact and pretty a little town it is.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Make sure you have enough time to explore, bring a water bottle to refill there if it's hot! Could use a bit more information displays. Caution for worrisome parents: many sheer cliffs and fortress walls! Makes for amazing views though.

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Going up all those stairs was absolutely crazy! The view was worth it of course but I recomend visitors to take the easy way and go by car because it was very tiring and I still remember how shaky my feet were after all those stairs!!! This is a must-see if visiting Nafplio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You definitely need: a good shape, lots of energy, water & good shoes (and no vertigo problem). I counted 942 steps to the first display map of the fortress (after you buy tickets 4 euros). In July it was advertised 8-19h30 which is before sunset so you may as well do it in the morning. Until 11am the stairs are... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Once you reach the top, after climbing the reconstructed staircase (about 1000 stairs without hand rails/ supports) you can admire the splendid views across Nafplion town as well as the Bourtzi in the harbour. The fortress consists of different "bastions" all built within one wall but at different levels. Allow plenty of time if you want to view it all.... More

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