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Palamidi Castle

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Address: Eikostis Pemptis Martiou, Nafplio 211 00, Greece
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A well preserved castle with a beautiful view, nice to visit in spring if you want to climb the 999 steps.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A well preserved castle with a beautiful view, nice to visit in spring if you want to climb the 999 steps.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't come to Nafplion and not visit this establishment. The ice cream is fresh and wonderful. I have a weakness for the Chestnut ice cream. The best I ever had... love love love! 😋

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're into hiking 999 steps vertically, then this is the spot for you! The castle itself is pretty cool. But the views, oh my! The views! Worth a visit and the hike is faster than you'd expect, and less difficult than it looks. ;)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fortress you can visit by going up its 857 stairs from the city centre or visit by car 2 - 3 km from the town. Built by the Venetians, then captured by the Turks and freed during the Greek Revolution of 1821. The view is amazing and a must see for everybody visiting Nafplio.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

good for you if you walk the 999 steps (we counted a few more). If you can manage it then it seems a pity to leave Nafplion without having done it. It closes at 15.00 I believe. We spent an hour up there. There's also a nice evening walk around the back (ie sea-side).

Thank John K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The castle is extremely well preserved but the most important element is the view.You can enjoy the surroundings, the old and the new town, the sea, the Bourtzi, etc. You can reach it either by the stairs walking from the old town up till the castle (850 steps) either by car. I've been there numerous times and I shall go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very hard to walk up in a very hot day. But the view of sunset will be rewarding. Even just to have an overview of surroundings.

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Glyfada, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

A place where you meet history. You need to have read about Palamidi so when you go to know what you see and what has happened in there. Apart from the historical side you will have the opportunity to see Nafplio and the whole Argolis from the castle, which is an extraordinary picture. Great Views.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Castle with historical importance for the place and extraordinary view of the nafplio city. You can see Kolokotronis prison and go inside the castle. Make sure to visit it while the weather is good and not windy. You can go by car or follow the path with the 999 steps! Good luck!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

It was a very good opportunity to have this experience, the palace will give you a virtual tour in the old kingdoms and wars happened for it.

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