Pirgos Palamidi, Nafplio, Greece

Palamidi is an incredible 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.

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