Palamidi Castle

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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,799 contributions
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Before you walk from the city centre hundreds of stairs all the way up, you also can get to the entrance by car. The entrance fee is 8 euro’s or 20 which is valid for three days and includes some other museums and sites. The fortress is huge and reasonably accessible but not for wheelchairs. You can’t buy anything to drink or eat, so be aware of that. There are no rooms decorated with contemporary furniture, so all you see are walls. Still pretty impressive. The views around are beautiful.
Written June 15, 2022
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark2,730 contributions
The 999 steps up to the top of the castle are breathtaking in any sense.

The fight against the many steps leaves you breathless (and the knees a little shaky) - and when you stop to take (many) photos of the city, the coastline, the whole scenery you will be breathtaken again. It’s incredibly beautiful.

We are a middle-aged couple, both 59, and did the climb up and down in 40 minutes one cloudless August morning around 8.30. Luckily, the sun doesn’t hit the steps at that time of the day - it’s hot, of course, but not unbearable.

If you want to see the castle you will have to pay entrance fee at the top. We just wanted the exercise, so we turned around and took the 999 steps down again.

World class morning exercise. For free!
Written August 2, 2022
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junkfordunk
Sao Paulo, SP85 contributions
This is a must see. We took the challenging way to enter by climbing the steep winding steps up to the castle. I recommend this as it gives a true sense of the majesty of the building and what it might have been like for people before mass transportation took hold to reach the top. Very friendly staff who offer good advice on how best to see the castle. Amazing views.
Written August 8, 2020
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,706 contributions
An over priced attraction. As it is in the town of Nafplio it takes advantage of pop in visitors and charges €8, double Acorinthos castle and the nearby free Larissa castle without offering anything more as a site. Yes, its defensive walls are impressive from a distance. And close up and inside there are complete battlements and defensive bastions. But it doesn’t offer anything more than any other castle with walls and internal structures, and the others not too far away are more fun exploring on your own, so for me being more convenient and popular doesn’t justify the price.
Written July 6, 2022
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SagaLEB
Montreal, Canada459 contributions
You can see the fortress from all side s of the city and it is an imposing beautiful landmark that overlooks everything. It is a nice symbol of the times when Nafplio was actually the capital of Greece.
It is a huge site that has many parts still preserved and intact. So if you want to see it all, you need to account for at least 2 hours and make sure you wear some relaxing shoes as the site has stairs you will need to climb. I highly recommend you see it all as it is a really archaeological and every aspect of it is witness to the civilization that occupied the city and the country.
Make sure you take some pictures of the breathtaking views of the city underneath. The view extends far to the outskirts from all sides of the fortress.

The fortress can be accessed by foot from the center of the city through more than 1,000 stairs. So if you want to do your cardio, that is the way to do it but I won't recommend it as you will get quite tired at the top knowing that you still have a couple of hours of visit. The second is by car, but parking spaces are quite limited. So either take a cab or get there early around 9 am like I did.

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Written February 1, 2020
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The suitcase scale
Tel Aviv, Israel72 contributions
The 900 steps (mas o menos) will take you up to a very scenic view of the whole area. It is wonderful for a morning exercise. The hike up will take about 20-30 minutes if you are fit or avarege fit. It is hard! but worth it. it cost 4 Euros entrence but don't expect to get too much information on what building is what. Since it is so well preserved and intact I would have loved to know where were the sleeping quarters, kitchens etc. You will have an historic review of the site.
Expect to have outstanding muscles cramps the following day.
Written December 4, 2021
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HPVolden
Annandale, VA132 contributions
This is a wonderful fortification to explore, with fantastic views of Nafplio the sea and the beaches. I recommend storming the castle by taking the “990 something” odd stairs up the very forbidding front side, to the entrance gate. Invading forces were too out of shape and fatigued to fight by the time they got to the gate. If invaders had known about the road on the other side that leads to the parking lot closer to the top of the castle,things would have been so different. You can also take the easy way.
Written July 17, 2021
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David A
Bentonville, AR157 contributions
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One really should go while in Nafplio. (The view is nice…) It was Free Museum Day in Greece (otherwise it would have cost €8 each). We paid a taxi €10 to take us up and he returned to take us back down at an appointed hour for another €10. 45min to an hour is sufficient. Aetome is a great bed and breakfast, Cavo is a great wine/drinks bar… actually, instead of spending for a taxi and entry to the castle, go try the “dry red” house wine at Cavo!!
Written April 19, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,267 contributions
The Palamidi castle occupies a commanding position on Palamidi hill above the town of Nafplio. Seeing it from below it looks really impressive with its walls meandering the hill with strong fortifications, while from the fortress itself views of Nafplio and all over its gulf are breathtaking.
The fortress was built at the beginning of 17c by Venetians, but soon overtaken by the Ottomans. It came under Greek control after the liberation war in 1822 when Nafplio became the newly born state capital.
Reaching it is easy by car, and there's a parking lot in front. Entry fee around 5 Euros, count on 1,5 h for a visit.
Written September 30, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,303 contributions
This is the newest and largest of the castles that protect Nafplion. It was built by the Venetians in only three years ending in 1714. It is considered the finest example of Venetian fortifications in Greece.

It sits on a 216 meter high hill to the east of Akronafplia Fortress. From here it controls the city of Nafplion, the port, the fortress of Akronafplia and the entrance to the gulf of Argolis. The views from the castle are spectacular.

It was designed as eight bastions that could lend support to neighboring positions in the event of an attack. They were connected by walls and walkways. Some of the paths and walkways are well paved and easy to manage. Others are simply rock paths.

It can be accessed from the town by climbing over 1,000 steps. We were dropped off at the top by our driver where there is some parking.
Written October 25, 2021
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