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Palamidi (Greek: Παλαμήδι) is a fortress to the east of the Acronauplia in the town of Nafplio in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Nestled on the crest of a 216-metre high hill, the fortress was built by the Venetians during their second occupation of the area (1686-1715).

The fortress was a very large and ambitious project, but was finished within a relatively short period from 1711 until 1714. It is a typical baroque fortress based on the plans of the engineers Giaxich and Lasalle. In 1715 it was captured by the Turks and remained under their control until 1822, when it was captured by the Greeks.

The bastions of the fortress were originally named after the Greek Proveditori. However, when the Ottoman Empire came around, they captured the castle and town and the bastions were given Turkish names. Lastly, when the Greeks overthrew the Turks the bastions were renamed after Greek saints. One of the bastions, called the "Miltiades," was used as the prison cell of Theodoros Kolokotronis, a hero of the Greek Revolution.

The fortress commands an impressive view over the Argolic Gulf, the city of Náfplio and the surrounding country. There are 857 steps in the winding stair from the town to the fortress(APPROX). However, to reach the top of the fortress there are over one thousand. Locals in the town of Nafplion will say there are 999 steps to the top of the castle, and specials can be found on menus that incorporate this number to catch a tourist's eye.

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Comments (14)

alfani57 on November 23, 2012

Very beautiful picture. Like 1.

Greetings, alfani57.

..kamal.. on November 23, 2012

Very beautiful pictures

An excellent choice

Like>2

Best Regards.....Aştî

Sonyman on November 23, 2012

Very perfect view. Great shot. Like 3. Greetings Sonyman

toxotis57 on November 23, 2012

Excellent composition! Like 4! Greetings from Greece, Toxotis

Apostolos J. Doulias on November 23, 2012

Many thanks alfani57, Sonyman, toxotis57, Aştî.k for your kind

comment.

Very appreciate your Like.

Best wishes, Apostolos

Mauro50 on November 24, 2012

Stupendo panorama.
Belliisimi i colori
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Saluti Mauro

Apostolos J. Doulias on November 24, 2012

Many thanks Mauro50 for your kind

comment.

Very appreciate your Like.

Best wishes, Apostolos

Corry on November 24, 2012

Stunning panorama. Like Greetings, Corry

Christos Theodorou on November 24, 2012

Συμπτωματικά πρόσεξα την αφιέρωση Απόστλε. Θα την προσπερνούσα χωρίς να το δω. Σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για την καλοσύνη σου και την αφιέρωση αυτή, κάποια στιγμή θα ανταποδώσω κι εγώ. Όσο για την λήψη, ότι και να πούμε για τις ομοργιές του Ναυπλίου είναι λίγο, αλλά αυτή η πανοραμική από το Παλαμήδι προς τον κόλπο με τις σκιές του δένδρου σε πρώτο πλάνο είναι υπέροχη. Α+Α. Καλό βράδυ και μιά όμορφη Κυριακή αύριο, χαιρετίσματα Χρήστος

senmax on November 24, 2012

Excellent photo! Like+F.

Apostolos J. Doulias on November 24, 2012

Many thanks senmax, Corry, Christos Theodorou for your kind

comment.

Very appreciate your Ys & Like.

Best wishes, Apostolos

Cemil özkan on November 25, 2012

Fantastic view!!!LGreetingsCemil

Apostolos J. Doulias on November 26, 2012

Many thanks johnnywithoutcash, cecemil for your kind

comment.

Very appreciate your Like.

Best wishes, Apostolos

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on December 3, 2012

WONDERFUL PANORAMA !

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My friendly greeting , Natuska

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  • Uploaded on November 23, 2012
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    by Apostolos J. Doulias
    • Camera: SONY DSC-HX5V
    • Taken on 2011/04/10 11:04:35
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 4.25mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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