View From A Fortress

Last weekend, I visited the small town of Nafplio which is located in the Eastern Peloponnese, it’s not a far drive from Athens which is why many Athenians like to head here for the weekend. I have been to Nafplio many years ago, but I don’t remember too much.  This time I decided that I was going to take it in more and spend more time exploring and even walk up those 999 steps that lead to the fortress of Palamidi. The climb up was a difficult one for me because I’m not an athlete. However,  the view was breathtaking and it was worthwhile  even though it took me three days to recover. My poor legs 😦

Palamidi Fortress

Palamidi fortress & its 999 steps.

Entrance to the Palamidi fortress

Entrance to the Palamidi fortress

Steps that look like Machu Picchu

Steps that look like Machu Picchu

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Beautiful view of Nafplio on the way up..

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In the distance the ‘Bourtzi fortress’ on an islet.

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..and the sea is beautiful too.

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A cruise (?) ship in the distance.

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Steps..

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and more steps.

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But, it’s worth it!

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A cell where prisoners were held.

The last steps to the fortress

The last steps to the fortress

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At the top at last. And on the other side of the door is the archaeological site of the fortress.

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999 steps, but this time I’m going down.

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The butterfly was a good sign.

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