Methoni Castle (Greece)

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Built by the Venetians in the early 13th century on a rocky promontory, the castle is among the largest in the Mediterranean. You will be amazed by the stone bridge at 14 arches connecting the castle to the shore instead of the wood that stood in his place before the Venetians arrived. The famous symbol of Venice, the lion of San Marco, overlooking the castle gate where walled reliefs, emblems, coats of arms, inscriptions, the huge doors-especially the main gate, over the moat - and the relics of two beach clubs Ottomans survived .

To the south of the castle margins a floating fortified island. Bourtzi, as it is called, a prison and place of executions during the Turkish occupation, was built in 1500 and connected to the Sea Gate of the castle with a small paved road.

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Latitude: 36.8163149
Longitude: 21.703844
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