map of Nafplio, situation of the Acronafplia:
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one side of Nafplion descending down to the sea are the
remnants of Akronafplia.
castle fortification dating back to pre-classical times.
Over the years it was added to by the Byzantines, Franks,
Venetians, and Ottomans.
is the oldest of the towns' three castles and played a crucial
part in the security of Nafplion from sea invaders.
were placed around the fortifications for external and internal
use and five of these, called "the five brothers" still
in the 70's the wonderful old venetion buildings were demolished
making way for modern luxury hotels.