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Μπούρτζι (Bourtzi)

Sailing past #Bourtzi Fortress, #Nafplio, #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

#Bourtzi fortress in #Nafplio from the hotel built within the walls of #Akronafplia Castle.

from Condé Nast Traveler

The 8 Most Stunning Cities in Greece

“Nafplio, an easy-to-get to destination just two hours from Athens, has a lot to offer whether you’re interested in historical sites, shopping, or just relaxing. I visit Nafplio about three or four times a year, as keeping in touch with my father’s birthplace and enjoying time away from hectic Athens is a change I need in my routine. The first ever modern-day capital of Greece, featuring Bourtzi (a castle in the middle of the harbour) and Palamidi (a fortress), Nafplio is history-packed. I…