Greece, Nafplio

Greece | A Bird’s Eye View of Nafplio from Palamidi Castle.

November 25, 2015
Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece

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.

Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece

Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece

Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece

Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece

Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece

Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece

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Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece



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10 Comments

  • Reply Evan Kristine August 9, 2016 at 16:36

    Certainly worth every step! The view looks spectacular! Sometimes you really have to sacrifies a bit of energy in order to reap the rewards which is, in this case, these lovely views!

  • Reply Katie @ The Budget Backpack August 9, 2016 at 01:51

    I love chasing down recommendations from other travelers! It looks like you’re the only ones up there~ was this an early morning trip? It can be so difficult to get shots without people sometimes!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High August 9, 2016 at 08:09

      It’s the art of waiting for the people to clear out. Lol. It wasn’t that crowded though. 🙂

  • Reply Laura Nalin August 9, 2016 at 01:17

    What an incredible view! I’m always for getting a birds eye viewpoint when I travel so this is an excellent post to reference should I head to Greece anytime soon! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High August 9, 2016 at 08:10

      Thank you Laura, I also like seeing a place from a bird’s eye view even if I’m afraid of heights. Lol.

  • Reply Joella (RovingJo) August 8, 2016 at 18:32

    The views seem amazing and I think I would have done the climb instead of the drive I quite enjoy outdoor activities. The photos of the place look amazing. Happy roving!!!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High August 9, 2016 at 08:11

      Wow! You are much better than me, I guess I should be more like you. Lol.

  • Reply Marissa Tejada November 26, 2015 at 20:11

    Lovely photos!

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