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Palamidi Castle

Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
+30 2752 028036
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Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
+30 2752 028036
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing fortress. Set high above the city of Nafplio, this was the last fortress built by the Venetians. It was actually overtaken before it was finished by the Turks. Today you can wander through, in, out, and over...and get amazing views of...More

Thank busconi
Reviewed 3 days ago

The fortress is located 230 meters east of Acronafplia, and 857 steps carved into the rock climb to it. We got there with a car. There is convenient parking at the entrance. When we reached Nafplio later on we saw people climbing to the castle...More

Thank SuziSh S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the effort. It was hot on the middle of the day, but worth it: great views of the city. Huge remains with a lot to explore.

Thank Brigitte S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very impressive castle on the rock overlooking the town of Nafplio. If you are not ready to climb, it is possible to reach the top of hill by the car. I did it.

Thank nevenjerkovic
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this fortress by doing the stairs. The way to the castle is beatiful (but hard when the sun is shining) but the fortress itselves is also very nice. Every place in the fortress can be visitted. Unfortunately, there was nothing to drink in...More

Thank Jonas M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fun hike up the steps.. We did it at 7:30 in the morning - before the heat of the day... Got to the top just as the site opened for the day. Fantastic views. Interesting ruins.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend that you take the stairs to get there. The reward view of the sea and Nafplion will reward you afterwards. It's a 15-20 min walk from the starting point of the stairs. The only thing I thought could improve is the museum part,...More

Thank Oscar L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The climb up, some 1000 stairs or so, was fun. Make sure you don't climb in stormy weather, could be dangerous. The castle had nice views over the city, did not spend a lot of time inside but paid the 8 euro entrance to support...More

Thank Tarvold
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have a relatively cooler (yet still very hot) day to climb up the Castle and it was such a conquest. The Aegean Sea got more and more gorgeous everytime we turn a corner. Do not postpone or ignore this amazing...More

Thank kumrusebnem
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those walks that just keeps getting better as you climb higher. The drive to the car park itself from Nafplio is stunning enough, let alone when you get out and start walking through the ruins. The history and the many rooms...More

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March 6, 2017|
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Response from dovletovar | Reviewed this property |
there is a road for cars which you can take from the city. but it takes you only on quarter of all the way. you have to go further to see the view of the sea. from car parking city view is available. road is uneven and... More
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March 24, 2015|
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Response from Konstantinos K | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to the top where the castle itself is. Driving from center of Nafplion is about 10min. There are parking places but can get very crowded during popular days - times (i.e. Saturday - Sunday morning). From the... More