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The castle of Bourtzi, Nafplio, Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

The castle of Bourtzi, Nafplio, Argolis, Peloponnese. Greece.

 

The castle of Bourtzi is located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. Venetians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea. It fell to Ottoman Turks along with the rest of Greece.

 

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. It was then transformed into residence of the executioners of convicts from the castle of Palamidi. From 1930 to 1970, it served as a hotel. Since then, it is mainly a tourist attraction.

Castle of Bourtzi, Harbour of Nafplio, Greece - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Castle of Bourtzi, Harbour of Nafplio, Greece

 

The Venetians completed its fortification here 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. It was then transformed into residence of the executioners of convicts from the castle of Palamidi.

 

From 1930 to 1970, it served as a hotel. Since then it has been a tourist attraction..

The castle of Bourtzi, Nafplio, Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

The castle of Bourtzi, Nafplio, Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece.

 

The castle of Bourtzi is located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. Venetians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea. It fell to Ottoman Turks along with the rest of Greece.

 

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. It was then transformed into residence of the executioners of convicts from the castle of Palamidi. From 1930 to 1970, it served as a hotel. Since then, it is mainly a tourist attraction.

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

on the island of Rhodes in Greece.

 

The Palace is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. It was previously a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller and functioned as a palace, headquarters and fortress.

 

The present palace was built in the early 14th century by the Knights of Rhodes, who controlled Rhodes and other Greek islands from 1309 to 1522, to house the Grand Master of the Order.

 

After the island was captured by the Ottoman Sultan, the palace continued to be used as a command center and fortress.

The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece. - www.castlesandmanorhouses.com

 

The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes in Greece.

 

The Palace is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece. It was previously a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller and functioned as a palace, headquarters and fortress.

 

The present palace was built in the early 14th century by the Knights of Rhodes, who controlled Rhodes and other Greek islands from 1309 to 1522, to house the Grand Master of the Order.

 

After the island was captured by the Ottoman Empire, the palace continued to be used as a command center and fortress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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