Built by the Venetians as a means of defending the city, Fortress Palamidi presides over Nafplio from above. The Venetians built the fortress between 1711 and 1714, during their second occupation of the area. The fortress proved unsuccessful at protecting against invasion, however, and was taken over by the Turks in 1715 and then the Greeks in 1822. You can climb more than 900 steps from the town to the top of the fortress. At 216 m (709 ft) above town, the view of Nafplio and the gulf is your reward. Use the brochure provided at the entrance as your map for a self-guided tour. Arrange your visit to Fortress Palamidi and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nafplio using our Nafplio holiday maker app.
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Fortress Palamidi Reviews
If you love history, just visit this place. You can see the famous Kolokotronis' cell and many more. more »
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... more »
One of the most beautiful and monumental fortress I've ever seen. It's worth the thousand steps. Breathtaking view from above. See the city, the sea, the surrounding mountains. It is worth taking a lot of drinking water in the summer because the heat is very high. Beautiful place.
One of the most beautiful monuments I have been with great architecture inside and olive tree environment. Wonderful view from the highest point and very interesting place especially for kids. This is also a place where Greeks put the Kolokotroni in the prison so you can visit and get in to the hole where he was placed.
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