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All reviews palace hotel nafplia palace interesting walk old town worth a visit fortress bourtzi boat confusion tlc rooftops views sea site backdrop shore stairs
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely beautiful to view it from the promenade. It sits in the bay looking majestic. Great to see in person and definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Craig D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As this Nafplio’s oldest castle was less than 10 minutes away from Pension Eleni, we walked here twice for sunrise and sunset. Though we nary see the sun rise nor set, the expanse view of the sea, horizon, coupled with orange (dawn) or pink (dusk)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank G_filled
Reviewed 8 November 2018

.. and that seems to be the way that Cultures leave their mark! Fortresses are all about War, and the rumours of it. Akronafplia is no different. What a building project it must have been, in its time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Busybee888
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This grand and crumbling majestic melange of a fortress is the product of many ethnic influences that held sway over Nafplio over many years. It is an easy walk up on the way to the Nafplio Palace hotel. The easiest way up there is to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We walked up all 900+ stairs to the top. Go early before it gets hot. The stairs are in the shade in the morning. Stairs get you to the lower fortress. You have to walk down the path towards the parking lot to get to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JDS333
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The Fortress on the Acropolis overlooking the old town of Nafplio is fun to explore and makes an impressive backdrop to this fascinating city. As one of three fortresses that guard Napflio, the Akronafplia Fortress is often overshadowed by the larger Palamida fortress that looms...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank HawaiiCondo
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A good and interesting walk along the ramparts with stunning views. Make sure you save the legs by catching the lift hidden underneath the mountain at the end of the point.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I liked this fortress, it is huge, strong built, it offers beautiful views. It is an important attraction point if you are visiting Napflio.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 4-MIND
Reviewed 21 April 2018

It's lovely to take a walk to Akronafplia and the views from there are also charming and soo romantic!!! I did it in an evening and I felt with Nafplio even more than I had previously had!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank ElenaCalvoGuzman
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The fortress is located adjacent to the Nafplia Palace Hotel where we were staying, so it was easily accessible. We enjoyed touring the Archeological site and the spectacular views of Nafplion and the Harbor.

Date of experience: October 2017
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