Fortresses and castles in Greece - landmarks

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List of interesting landmarks in Greece


Castle Potidea

Castle Potidea

Chalkidiki, GreeceWhat keeps the castle wall Potidea is 1,200 m long, whose ends are extended in the Gulf and Gulf Toroneos Thermaic, stopping in the right arising from the high towers.

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Achillion Palace

Achillion Palace

Corfu island, GreeceAchillion este un palat situat la aproximativ 10 kilometri de orasul Corfu in satul Gastouri, construit de imparateasa Elisabeta a Austriei din Bavaria, cunoscuta de asemenea sub numele de Sissi, dupa o sugestie facuta de consulul austriac Alexander von Watzberg.

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Palace of Knossos

Palace Of Knossos

Crete Island, GreeceKnossos is the largest archaeological site in Crete, dating from the Bronze Age. It was political and religious center of the Minoan culture. Palace of Knossos was discovered by Sir Arthur Evans in 1894. Accompanied by Dr. Duncan Mackenzie, who was distinguished by excavations on the island of Melos, and Mr. Fyfe, Evans used a large team that was responsible for the excavation in June 1900, has exposed much of the ancient palace.

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Venetian Castle

Venetian Castle

Zakinthos, GreeceVenetian Castle, situated on the verdant hill, the Bohali, about 3 km north of Zakynthos Town, was built in 1480 on the ruins of the ancient Acropolis of the island, but shortly after that part of it was destroyed by Turkish invaders ..

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Corfu Old Fortress

Corfu Old Fortress

Corfu island, GreeceThe most important attraction of the island is certainly old city, Palaio Frourio ("Old Fortress", in literal translation), located in the extreme east of Corfu town on a rocky peninsula surrounded by fortified walls which, in some areas fell into the sea because of erosion

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Angelokastro

Angelokastro

Corfu island, GreeceAngelokastro XIII century fortress is situated on a hilltop almost inaccessible, Ala altitude of 600 m. Near the castle there is a balcony - to the point belle offers visitors panoramic views of sea caves unique Palaiokastritsa area.

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Phaestos Palace

Phaestos Palace

Crete Island, GreecePhaestos Palace is located 60 kilometers southwest of the city of Heraklio. Formerly one of the most important cities on the island was ruled by King Radamanthys according to legend, Minos's brother and son of Zeus.

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Acropolis of Thassos

Acropolis Of Thassos

Thassos Island, GreeceAt an altitude of almost 140 meters above sea level, the road to the Acropolis of Thassos starts from the old theater on a path guarded by an ancient stone wall. On the Acropolis were the sanctuary of Apollo and the city treasury.

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Venetian Castle

Venetian Castle

Zakinthos, GreeceThe Venetian castle located in Mpohalis and just 2 km from the city. The castle is of great historical importance, because in the medieval years the capital of the island was located. The exact date on which the castle was built is not known.

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