The formidable Palamidi Castle, perched 700 feet above the city, can be seen from nearly every angle in the port. The Venetians built Palamidi in the early 1700s, but the Turks captured the castle just a few years after its completion. Climb the worn stone staircase to reach the very top of the castle for stunning views. En route, note the water tanks that still contribute to the city’s water supply today.
By Candice Walsh, AFAR Local Expert
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