Palamidi (Greek: Παλαμήδι) is a fortress to the east of the Acronafplia in the town of Náfplio in the Peloponnese region of southern Greece. Nestled on the crest of a 216-meters 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 Venetian provveditori. However, when it fell to the Ottoman Empire, 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. However, to reach the top of the fortress there are over one thousand. Locals in the town of Náfplio 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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Royaldevon (29597) 2014-05-04 15:27
A very well composed shot, where the off-centre archway creates an irresistible lead, up the steps and into the stone clad interior.
You have a great dof, where the textural details of the stonework are sharp, with subtle changes of hue for the depth.
My warm regards,
bukitgolfb301 (35952) 2014-05-04 17:58
Hi dear Eleni,How are you, sorry for my late reply.
Anotrher great image as your taste. Unique but quite original framework and composition, that is only made by you and your high sense. Deep exposure also makes great job to clarify all parts fruitfully.
All the best and have a new start of week, Takero
batalay (35599) 2014-05-04 18:59
Hello Dear Eleni,
I've walked up these stairs many times, the last time in September 2012, and enjoyed the spectacular view of he sea from the top. It is a beautifully restored and maintained edifice that has seen so much history. There are stairs that reach the fortress at 216 m, as well as the road that makes it much easier to drive. The stairs led to an indelible memory for me:
In 1992 I took my son on a cruise that visited Navplion. At the time, my son was a member of the oarsman on the National Champion Princeton Crew. See the photos Henley Regatta and Finish Line. (He is seated on the lower left with sunglasses in the Henley Photo, and he is the stroke of the Princeton Crew in the race against Harvard.) In Navplion he was in terrific shape, and to my astonishment sprinted the 990 steps up to the top. When I reached the fortress, panting, he was doing additional calisthenics.
danos (86739) 2014-05-04 21:13
το πετρόκτιστο και αναπαλαιομένο Παλαμίδι παγματικά είναι εντυπωσιακό και δεν χορταίνω να το βλέπω αν και το έχω επισκευθεί ακετές φορές.
Πολύ καλή η ποιότητα της φωτογραφίας όπως και η διαχείρηση του φωτός.
ΥΓ Προτιμώ να βάλω λίγο χρώμα στα σύννεφα παρά να βλέπω την μουντάδα του Λονδρέζικου ουρανού.
pajaran (52086) 2014-05-04 21:52
Interesantan i dobar tekst o staroj tvrdjavi, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan deo tvrdjave, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepa arhitekltura.
An interesting and good article on the old fortress, with a history and description of ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well shown part of the fortress, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful arhitekltura.
All the best.
emka (78958) 2014-05-04 23:40
What an amazing view here. Everything made of stones, walls, pavement. Stunning composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jhm (139236) 2014-05-05 4:29
Impressive when I see the big wall, you took with a very nice angle, certainly the through look with in the background the the stairway and fortress.
Nice architecture picture, with a lot good details.
Good perspective and depth image.
Excellent composition, good colours and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
ikeharel (57232) 2014-05-05 5:30
A great depth through and under the arch, with exquisite fine details of the stonework on the walls.
Reading the note written, i wondered just becouse it looks much fom older era than the 18th century. Fine photojob done.
My best regards,
mirosu (13844) 2014-05-05 6:02
Excellent view through the stone arch. I like the nice symmetry and all superb details. The lover angle viewpoint is perfect. I love this photo. Must be a very nice place to visit.
Very well done.
p.s. thanks for interesting intro note.
adramad (38057) 2014-05-05 7:56
Sensacional la perspectiva de esta bonita calle, vista atraves del arco, con lo cual consigues un buen DOF, lo que mas llama la atencion, es que todo esta hecho en piedra.... que da unas bonitas texturas a la imagen.
Muy bien la luminosidad y la nitidez, con uno hermoso color con estos dominantes grises y tostados.
Bien visto y mejor realizado. Me gusta
Ten un buen dia.
Un fuerte abrazo a mi amiga.
Noel_Byrne (24277) 2014-05-05 8:29
A fascinating place, and a beautiful view of it. The view through the arch way allows spun depth and all around the textures of the stonework is just beautiful. I feel like I could reach into the scene and feel the rough texture of the walls and the ground. I like this a lot, and the fact that you took this with no people ,ale it very special. Very nicely done.
Romano46 (18452) 2014-05-05 9:38
una foto particolarmente intrigante perchè il particolare punto di ripresa a ridosso dell'arco fa sentire l'osservatore come un esploratore che va alla ricerca di quello che si nasconde sietro di esso, soprattutto nella parte non visibile.
Il dettaglio dei particolari è notevole grazie ad un contrasto ed un colore curato molto bene.
Il sdoggetto eccellente.
dkmurphys (49338) 2014-05-05 10:40
I like the POV through the old arcade. The rocky textures is another attractive element of your image. Well seen.
photoray (12197) 2014-05-05 10:48
Interesting up close view of this medieval fortress's construction detailing the large arch, rock and mortar, steps leading inside and more rock textures.
And a bonus with your informative historical details on invaders and changing powers.
Thanks for sharing,
Silvio1953 (122269) 2014-05-05 11:48
Ciao Eleni, gran bella inquadratura attraverso il possente arco, ottima nitidezza e splendida luce, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
nikkitta (14852) 2014-05-05 13:06
Hola Elena querida
Estuve hace años en Náfplio, desde el que recorrimos parte del Peloponeso, no creo haber subido aca, sino paseado por su puerto al final del dia
Me gusta tu captura, porque me gusta los marcos naturales como el que presentas aca
Pidras y un algo de verdor para el contraste
Un salido con cariño desde el sur
*De curiosa q otros idiomas hablas?
carlo62 (32839) 2014-05-05 15:13
bello e possente questo arco, la felicità di Silvio.
Ottima scelta dell'inquadratura, di solito si cerca un taglio verticale, mentre tu, facendolo orizzontale, hai sottolineato la grande forza di questo muro.
lousat (76936) 2014-05-05 15:50
Hi Eleni,great choice of point of view to create this very nice 3D effect,great capture made with the usual good quality of detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
saxo042 (37564) 2014-05-06 0:04
A good POV with the textured walls surround the gate. A fine view inside the opening. An interesting note!
Cricri (106327) 2014-05-06 10:08
Chère amie Eleni
Tout bon le cadrage de l'arche, le rendu des détails de cet ensemble de vielles pierres, belle réalisation
Belle soirée mon amie du sud
abmdsudi (43542) 2014-05-08 5:41
Excellent infor note. An intriguing ancient architecture of a historic fortress, detail of the aged stonework is most enchanting. It's nicely cropped inviting viewers to peek thru the arch deep into the backdrop. it's crispy throughout, clear and sharp in good natural colours, i think this could have more character if your were to increase a bit more contrast. Lovely well done shot, Congrats and TFS
ourania (31073) 2014-05-08 13:43
πολύ καλή, "δεμένη" σύνθεση με εξαιρετικό δυναμισμό και βάθος που πραγματικά απορροφάει τον θεατή μέσα στο πέτρινο αρχιτεκτονικό τοπίο και τον προσκαλεί να διασχίσει τον χώρο ώστε να πλησιάσει το κτήριο με τα κλειστά παράθυρα. Μου αρέσουν πολύ οι υφές και οι απαλοί και αρμονικοί τόνοι, που αναδεικνύονται από τον άριστο φωτισμό. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό σου βράδυ,
COSTANTINO (55534) 2014-05-09 23:38
verywellcomposed shot presenting Palamidi
and bringing memories from the past
and my last visit there
thanks for sharing your useful notes
with us we need shots like this one
have a nice Sunday
Didi (56905) 2014-05-10 9:40
J'apprécie la texture de la pierre, cadrage original
Je remarque que le ciel est laiteux :)