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Palamidi Castle

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Address: Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
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Enchanting view and well-preserved fortress

This fortress is quite big and offers wonderful views on the city and the bays. Kids had a lot of fun since they could run freely and explore the fortress.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This fortress is quite big and offers wonderful views on the city and the bays. Kids had a lot of fun since they could run freely and explore the fortress.

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful castle, very well conserved, built on a hill with really spectacular views over the sea bay and the Nafplio city, but it was just a military outpost. This means you can't visit any beautifully adorned room nor any museum. You just climb some walls as you would climb rocks on a hill. I considered it expensive: 8€... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing views of the harbor, the city and the castle is still in adequate condition for exploring and learning about the history of the the castle and town. I recommend coming late night, many locals come up to the parking lot next to the castle with spectacular views of Nafplio at night!

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Tel Aviv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visit to the castle is almost a must when in Nafplion. You can see it from pretty much every part of town and it looks impressive. Once in the castle you realize it's huge and it would take a lot of time to see it all. We visited with our 2 little children (6 and 3) and could not... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It does not take a lot of time, and the view from there is interesting! It is only a few kilometers from the city center. Not much else to see, and say, though!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to see!! Just try to visit one hour before sunset to avoid the heat of the summer. Take your time and make your way on the top of the castle. Then just relax and enjoy one of the the most beautiful sunsets of your life!

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Porto Heli, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This castle is a great place for a family day out. Getting to the castle you have two options: by car or you walk up steps leading to the top of the mountain (but considering the weather conditions in Nafplio you might get a bit hot). The castle has great views looking down on the sea and the town. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite there been around 983 steps to the top (we counted roughly(but there is a road round the side)) it is well worth it! The reward is a stunning view over Naflion and an ancient fortress.

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Look, if you want to drive up to the "back" of the castle, go ahead, but the climb is half the fun, in my opinion. Not for the faint of heart, and don't try it midday in the summer (in fact, either in the morning, when the sun is on the other side, or the evening when it's a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the castle are excellent but be prepared for lots of climbing and some getting lost as you explore.

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