1570-1870 Picturesque Journeys to Western Aigialeia
A 300 year span of travels in this area of the Gulf of Lepanto, Achaia and Aigialeia.
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From 1570 to 1870 most of the reknown travellers of the time visited this are. In this serendipical journey we shall follow them to western part of the Gulf of Lepanto. All the gravoures shown are based on their own hand-drawn creations
These are the points of our journey. Although Morea and the settlements around the Gulf of Lepanto were outside the "pilgrimage" routes to the Holy Land, after the 14th century more and more travellers came to these shores.
From 1570, glorious Venetian galleys reigned in these waters (especially after destroying the Turkish fleet in 1571 Battle of Lepanto).
By 1870, steam ships travelled to these parts of the Morea and the Gulf of Lepanto.
We begin our journey from the site of the navla battle of Lepanto (1571) at cape Skrofa.
A portrail of the glorious naval battle of Lepanto (1571).
Our next stop: entering the Gulf of Lepanto known as the Corinthian Gulf.
Arriving at the entrance or the "Dardanelles" of the Gulf of Lepanto.
The Casteli of Rumeli (AntiRio) and the Casteli of Morea (Rio) welcoming us to the Gulf of Lepanto.
Our next stop: entering the Gulf of Lepanto and travelling to AntiRio.