You have to climb up to the Palamidi Castle!
That was the recurring advice I get from people who’ve been to Nafplio, Greece before going there myself so evidently, I was very curious as to what’s so special about it. While there, we decided to explore it but of course we took the lazy option of driving up to the castle as opposed to climbing all 999 steps to it. The Greek Mister and I aren’t the active type unless of course, there is no other way to get there – only then will we muster enough strength to do the climb. The climb better be worth it though otherwise, meltdowns will happen.
Palamidi Castle is a fortress up a hill built by the Venetians which gives a commanding view of the Argolic Gulf and the whole of Nafplio. It’s a very historical place with stories dating back to the 16th century. I would say that it’s quite possibly the most preserved fortress I’ve seen in Greece.
Although its historical importance to the city of Nafplio was not quite compelling for me, the views from up there is truly remarkable! I would’ve done the climb if it’s the only way to see it.
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