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Nafplion, view from the fortress of Palamidi - JUN. 2011 CONTEST

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Nafplio or Nafplion is a town in the Peloponnese, the capital of Argolida and the main port in the eastern Peloponnese. According to the 2001 census was 13,822 inhabitants. It is one of the most picturesque cities in the country, and was the capital of the Greek state in the years 1828-1833.

Nafplion is known for Bourtzi small fortress built on an islet in the harbor, for Palamidi, Venetian fortress dominates the city, Acronafplia (in Turkish Itch Kale), another Venetian fortress on a peninsula of the same name and as a place of murder of Capodistrias, the first governor of modern Greece.

According to Greek mythology in place of the city founded by Nauplius the Nafplia which was fortified with Cyclopean walls. Archaeological findings prove the existence of the city from the Mycenaean years already.

Nafplion is a popular destination for residents of Athens and the Peloponnese, as it is a bit from both areas. The beautiful buildings of the city is the palace Armansbergk (residence of the viceroy of Greece Armansbergk) and the Archaeological Museum at Syntagma Square. The city also operates branch of the National Gallery.

(translation from Wikipedia).

Palamidi, a fortress in Nafplio, which was constructed in 1687 by the Venetians, after the occupation of the hill, which is, after a fierce battle against the Ottomans at the Venetian-Turkish War. The hill on which, is a height of 216 meters and the ascent to Palamidi done, either through road, or via a staircase with 999 steps. In 1715, during the last Venetian-Turkish War, the Ottomans conquered once blew up part of it. During the Greek Revolution of 1821 the Turks Palamidi barricaded themselves in, but on 30 November 1822, the Greeks captured after a battle involving Staikos Staikopoulos, Moschonissiotis and 300 men. After the Revolution, Palamidi served as a prison, where the 1833 Theodore Kolokotronis was imprisoned and was released 11 months later, after the example of King Otto.

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Comments (330)

Vincenzo Genova on June 10, 2011

Fantastic view! like


Lucien Kivit on June 11, 2011

Wonderful view, LIKE and try to find to vote, greetings from Belgium Lucien

Kleopatra Manoliou on June 12, 2011

Πολύ όμορφη!!! Α.135.

gianluigia on June 12, 2011

I know this place LIKE

ciao from Italy

Christos Theodorou on June 14, 2011

Many thanks to all of you for your visit and so many kind comments. Best regards from Athens – Christos / Je vous rémercie tous pour votre visite et les aimables commentaires . Amitiés d’ Athènes – Christos. / Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις επισκέψεις και τα ευγενικά σας σχόλια. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος.

mzolika81hu on June 15, 2011

Than you the visit and nice comment!Like 137! greetings from Hungary

Christos Theodorou on June 15, 2011

mzolika81hu - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Müller Géza on June 16, 2011

Beautiful view and photo. Like. Best wishes. Gedó


Christos Theodorou on June 16, 2011


Liliya Saveleva

Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

BritPlom on June 16, 2011

a nice shot!


Greetings François

Christos Theodorou on June 17, 2011

BritPlom - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire. Amitiés d’ Athènes.

α-ßλè-λ on June 17, 2011

Muy buena foto! Saludos desde México, Alex

Christos Theodorou on June 17, 2011

α-ßλè-λ - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on June 18, 2011

Very nice image! LIKE!

Greetings Z.

Christos Theodorou on June 18, 2011

zanot10 - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Carlo I. on June 18, 2011


leo1383 on June 18, 2011

Like,great view,nice shot,greetings Leo

Christos Theodorou on June 18, 2011

Carlo I.


Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Maria Bo on June 18, 2011

Very nice picture Christos. Good perspective!

Best wishes from Minnesota USA, Maria

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  • Uploaded on May 1, 2011
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2011/04/10 11:06:41
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash