Greek Castles & Fortresses

Greece is not known for its castles, but there are some, and mostly fortresses for protection during all the wars
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Spinalonga, Crete Island, Greece

Spinalonga, Crete, Greece - The island was subsequently used as a leper colony from 1903 to It is notable for being one of the last active leper colonies in Europe. The last inhabitant, a priest, left the island in

Fortress of Monemvasia, Peloponnese Greece - Photo: Evlahos, Wikimedia Commons ►Photoset

tselentis-arch: “ Fortress of Monemvasia, Greece Image Credits: Greece Affiliate Link Monemvasia: Byzantine City State ”

Discover the beautiful castle town of Monemvasia Peloponnese, Greece

Monemvasia, a Greek Castle Town

South Peloponnese in Greece has many beautiful places worth visiting. One of them is Monemvasia with the incredible castle. How to get to Monemvasia, Greec

An old tower surrounded by poppies amongst the castle ruins in Nafplio Peloponnese, Greece.  Jon Reid   |    Portfolio    |  Blog    |   Facebook

The latest from our good friend Jon Reid in Nafplio, Greece. 'The castle overlooking Nafplio which is now a pretty ruin'

Castle of Parga, Epirus,  Greece built  in the 11th Century

view from the of Parga. Parga is one of the most genuine areas of North-West Greece, it is very picturesque and it is built amphitheatrically on the outskirts of the Venetian Castle and is influenced by the Ionian architecture.

This is a "towerhouse" in Haria, Mani, Peloponnese, Greece.  Each housed a family and were 3 to 6 stories high.  They were meant to be defensive shelters, hence there were few windows, crenellations and a small door.  By the mid-19th century there were about 800 in the Mani region, and hundreds still exist today.  by Cretense

This is a "towerhouse" in Haria, Mani, Peloponnese, Greece. Each housed a family and were 3 to 6 stories high. They were meant to be defensive shelters, hence there were few windows, crenellations and a small door. By the mid-19th century there were about 800 in the Mani region, and hundreds still exist today. by Cretense

Castle Mandraki, Nissyros, Greek Islands, Greece

Castle, Mandraki, Nissyros, Dodecanese, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

TRAVEL'IN GREECE I Mystra,Peloponnese, Greece

TRAVEL'IN GREECE I Mystra,Peloponnese, Greece

Angelokastro - The castle of Angels - Reveal Greece-Corfu Island, Ionian Sea

Just after the village of Krini on the NorthWest part of the island and overlooking Paleokastritsa, Angelokastro is one of the must see while .

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