Arcaeological Site Fort of Larissa

Arcaeological Site Fort of Larissa

Arcaeological Site Fort of Larissa
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
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Jun 2022
This is quite majestic sitting on top of a steep hillside visible from far in every direction. Although seldom visited it seems, just 4 people there including us. With a narrow road and incorrect googlemap directions probably doesn’t help. But it is a very good example of a Middle Ages castle. Outer walls, inner walls, the keep, all fairly intact but obviously showing the signs of being over 600 years old. Not a must see site but worth the drive up if passing nearby as it was also free to enter.
Written July 6, 2022
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,281 contributions
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May 2017 • Friends
The castle got its name from the first inhabitants of this area, the Pelasgians. Larissa means Acropolis in their language. It's located on the top of a high rocky hill on the edge of Argos.
There was a fortification from the prehistoric times because of the great strategic importance of the place. The first castle was built in the 6th century B.C., followed by the second one in the 10th century.
First Nauplion controlled the fortress, later captured by the Burgundian Duke of Athens, after by the Franks, the Venetians, the Turks, the Venetians again, when finally was liberated by the Greeks in 1822. So this fortress has a very eventful history.
It isn't renovated, but some work was in progress. If you're young, active and very dedicated, you can climb there, but I would advise using a car with a good driver on this narrow serpentine. Road signs are directing you to this path. The main attraction is the stunning view all around from the hilltop. In clear weather, you can see faraway places both around the seaside and on the land as well. The crumbling walls are still very impressive, especially if you're looking up to them. You can see the castle from a long distance, and it's very picturesque with the Panagia Katakekrymeni-Portokalousa monastery perching on the hillside of Mount Larissa.
Written May 7, 2017
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Wolfgang811
Wiesbaden, Germany404 contributions
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Jul 2020 • Family
You can drive up the mountIn to the very top and see this quite big complex ot an ancient castle. The overwview over Argos, Nafplio and the region is magnificent 👍
Written July 31, 2020
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Arman K
Athens, Greece71 contributions
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Jun 2019 • Family
But nothing is left of asa fort, all broken, ruinous heap. It's free to visit tho if you fancy to go up there.
Written June 5, 2019
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Bernard G
London, UK27 contributions
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Sep 2017
It's old stones and we love old stones and the history around them, but... even if only for the view, it's well worth visiting as the vistas from the the fort / castle are superb !
Free to visit, there is what looks like a brand new toilet block in the parking area but this was all locked up when we visited in mid Sep 2017 (possibly not yet completed ?).
Written January 17, 2018
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Nikos K
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Feb 2017 • Couples
We've been to Nafplio numerous times, we had enjoyed the view of the Larissa castle from the road, yet we had never reached it.This time, we decided to make our way to it.
Firstly, it is accessible by car although you might feel that the road is a little narrow. There are signs that lead you there from the town of Argos.
There's no entrance fee which is reasonable as the fortress hasn't been developed in a touristic way yet, although it is clear once you're inside that the efforts of restoration are in progress, a very positive sign, indeed.
The view is amazing.You can see the whole flatland of Argolida: Argos, Nafplio, Mycenae, the sea, the surrounding mountains, the areas of orange trees...It is lovely.It is a great fortress, the walls stand still.
You can easily walk inside, there are paths and some signs are put. Of course you should be careful when visiting with children.
A visit is worthwhile. I sincerely hope they make good use of it at last!
Written February 16, 2017
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Blue Heeler
Brisbane, Australia716 contributions
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Sep 2016 • Couples
Little known site. When you visit Tiryns Ruins look to the north west and you will see the castle on the top of Mount Larissa. It's close to, and behind, the Ancient Theater at Argos. You will not find it on Google Maps except in Greek. But it's on the same road leading up to Moni Agion Anargiron (Monastery) and if you type that in you will see the name of the castle in Greek right next to it. It is not difficult to reach and is close to Argos. I don't know why this is not more popular. They've been restoring it by like most things in Greece it looks like they've run out of money. The views are only surpassed by Palamidi Castle in Nafpilo, it's that good and is a stunning location with lots of exterior high walls still standing. This is a 12th century castle and it has some decent signage indicating it's history. We thought this was one of the better places in the area. Certainly better than nearby Tiryns which has no signage and no structures. This was not on Trip Advisor so I hope it helps visitors in the area now that I've posted it. It was a mystery why it was not in Google maps doing a search in English. Enjoy. Be careful if you have children as there were some deep holes filled with water and only rope surrounding the outside.
Written November 8, 2016
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Jellybellydancer
Burscough, UK1,445 contributions
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Aug 2019 • Family
Visible on the approach to Argos and throughout the town, the approach up to Larissa Castle is via a well signposted road that winds up the back of the site. There is plenty of parking.

We visited early in the day in August and were the only visitors. As with most of the ancient sites in the Peloponnese, the fort is in ruins and there is very little information to describe the site, however it was fun to spend the best part of an hour exploring and climbing over the ancient stones as well as admiring the spectacular view.

The site is free to enter and there are no facilities or shade so come prepared.
Written August 4, 2019
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Karen D
Bonn, Germany28 contributions
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Aug 2018
We cycled up from Nafplio, the castle itself sits at 295m and the views were fantastic. We could see across Argos and the bay to Nafplio, and across a plain of lime trees from the other side. The castle itself is quite dilapidated, appears to be still under excavation. There’s some basic signage, and an interesting hole going down to the cisterns

It’s free to enter and there were only four other people there, at 10am on a hot day in August
Written August 9, 2018
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Clare E
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Amazing views from this castle. Fascinating to see the different periods of building juxtaposed. We were the only people there and it was free. Only thing is google maps takes you to the monastery below the summít of the hill and then decides the road you are on doesn't exist.
Written August 20, 2017
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