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 (334)

leo1383 on June 18, 2011

Like,great view,nice shot,greetings Leo

Christos Theodorou on June 18, 2011

Carlo I.

leo1383


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

Christos Theodorou on June 18, 2011

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

László Gödöny on June 18, 2011

Nice view! LIKE Greetings, Laszlo

Christos Theodorou on June 18, 2011

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

Chinappi on June 19, 2011

… and now, more over, a << VOTE >>.

I really found your photo in order to vote … not so easy …

See you soon… Best regards from France (Grasse).

Christos Theodorou on June 19, 2011

Chinappi - Merci pour votre visite, la vote et le commentaire. Amitiés d’ Athènes.

Passator Cortese PH on June 20, 2011

Very beautiful panorama and photo! Like 147!

If I find the photo, the VOTE!

Greetings from Italy, Francesco.

Christos Theodorou on June 20, 2011

Passator Cortese PH - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Elen Val on June 21, 2011

Το Ναύπλιο στα πόδια σου! Πολύ ωραία η θέα από εκεί πάνω!

Ψήφος και αρέσει

Ελένη

bonavista on June 22, 2011

I voted for this one.

Good luck in contest,Andrey

Christos Theodorou on June 22, 2011

Elen Val

bonavista


Many thanks for your visit, vote and comments. Kind regards from Athens / Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη, την ψήφο και το σχόλιο.

~adrzym~ on June 22, 2011

Beautiful view! I like it! L

Greetins, Adam

Christos Theodorou on June 22, 2011

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

ANTON CRUZ 1 on June 23, 2011

A great scenary at the end of the stairs is waiting for us. I like. Warm greetings, Anton.

Christos Theodorou on June 23, 2011

ANTON CRUZ 1 - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

americatramp.the2nd on June 24, 2011

Hi

Christos Theodorou

Really Great shot!

VOTED

LIKE 152

Good luck

My best regards and a nice weekend, Christian

Vasilis Anastopoulos on June 24, 2011

Ωραία θέα!

Ψήφος και αρέσει

Βασίλης

Christos Theodorou on June 24, 2011

americatramp.the2nd

Vasilis Anastopoulos


Many thanks for your visit, vote and comments. Kind regards from Athens / Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη, την ψήφο και το σχόλιο.

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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

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