Photographer's Note

The fortress of Palamidi in Nafplio lies on a high hill (216m a.s.l.).

The construction of the fort was carried out from 1711 to 1714. The engineers designed a fort that was based on a system of eight mutually supporting and mutually defending bastions, which are built one above the other and are connected to each other by a wall. In the early 19th century one of the bastions was converted into a prison. Theodoros Kolokotronis, one of the leaders of the Greek revolution, was imprisoned here.

A long stairway starts at the foot of the slope and leads up to the fortress on the top of the hill. It is said there are 999 steps, the thousandth having been destroyed by the Kolokotronis' horse, in reality there are less and they were constructed by prisoners who were held in the Palamidi.

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