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The Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos

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Free castle with nice view and a lot of history.
Montain, Naupactus 30300, Greece
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All reviews great view by foot steep climb venetian castle ancient times minute walk information boards entry fee very nice place ottoman empire hill views nafpaktos town car cafes harbour
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Quite a long walk up to the castle (nobody told us about the road where we could take the car up there) :-) Well worth the walk. The castle is very well preserved and work is still ongoing. It could do with more signs to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davidrI402VX
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

To stand in what is left of a castle built centuries ago is amazing. I would recommend that if you are fairly fit and able-bodied- do walk from the old harbor up to the castle. Set aside 3 hours for this experience do that you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jacolien Y
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

It's not the best preserved castle I have ever seen, but it's still quite interesting and worth visiting. It costs €2 and closes promptly at 15:00. I enjoyed the walk, liked the castle and the views over the town and harbour. It's a good 40...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Greg548
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The storied Venetian Castle of Nafpaktos looks amazing from down below, but sadly, there’s not much to report from our trip to the top as it was closed when we got there. That said, it was worth it for the hike through the old houses...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wheelie07042
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

A high stoned pass through time, through age through civilization. An ideal place for hiking and explore the bare nature. Be prepared for a breathtaking panoramic view of Nafpaktos!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aliki C
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The castle is an impressive remnant of the time when Venice was a seafaring republic. There are a couple of nice cafes at the top.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed August 5, 2018

There is not a lot to see of the castle but you can drive all the way up and the muslim baths are quite interesting although you can only see the domed roofs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nickyportugal
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

You can go by foot and it's around 40min and you need good condition and snickers. If you are going during the summer better to go early in the morning because of the hot. Castle is working till 15 o clock. You can go also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JekaM8
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

The castle is at the top of a hill that overlooks the city. This hill has the shape of a pyramid. The grandiose fortifications of Nafpaktos built in successive construction phases, climax from the ancient times to the Ottoman Empire and, in spite of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vachrys
Reviewed July 1, 2018

You can reach the castle from the town by different routes but all are quite intriguing and steep! The castle is kept in reasonable condition but once at the ramparts, keep hold of children as there is nothing in place to stop them from falling...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from sotirispap2015 | Reviewed this property |
Normally, every day from 8.30 to 17.00...