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All reviews palace hotel nafplia palace interesting walk a short boat ride old town bronze age worth a visit fortress bourtzi confusion tlc rooftops views sea site backdrop climb
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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
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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
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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 13 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
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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
1  Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 18 March 2018

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion here about the Akronafplia fortress. To clarify, it is not the same as the Bourtzi fortress (which is the one in the harbour which you can only reach by boat). The Akronafplia fortress refers to the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KGB777
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I see here that many of you have mistaken Bourtzi castle for Akcronafplio. Akcronafplia is located on a rocky hill adjacent to the town. Easily accessible by foot and car, I'd recommend this place for its stunning sunset and sunrise views. No entry fee, accessible...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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