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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Castle of Methoni, Peloponnese, Greece

Castle of Methoni, Peloponnese, Greece

The castle of Bourtzi is located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. The Venetians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea. The Greeks regained it from the Turks on June 18, 1822, from where they assisted in the siege of Nafplio. Until 1865 it served as a fortress. Greece

The castle of Bourtzi is located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. The Venetians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea. The Greeks regained it from the Turks on June 18, 1822, from where they assisted in the siege of Nafplio. Until 1865 it served as a fortress. Greece

Frangocastello Castle, South Coast of Crete, Greece

Frangocastello Castle, South Coast of Crete, Greece

Spinalonga, Crete Island, Greece

Spinalonga, Crete Island, Greece

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

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

At the Medieval city of Mystras in Peloponnese, Greece

At the Medieval city of Mystras in Peloponnese, Greece

Rhodos Island castle-Dodecanese,  Greece

Rhodos Island castle-Dodecanese, Greece

Discover the beautiful castle town of Monemvasia Peloponnese, Greece

Monemvasia, a Greek Castle Town

Discover the beautiful castle town of Monemvasia Peloponnese, Greece

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

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

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

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

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