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Navarino castle



Destination type:

Archaeological site


Navarino castle, also known as the Old Navarino Castle, is a medieval fortress located in the region of Messenia in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece. It stands near the town of Pylos and overlooks the Bay of Navarino.

The castle has a rich history dating back to the Byzantine era, and it played a significant role in various historical events, including the Battle of Navarino in 1827 during the Greek War of Independence. The castle was built on a strategic hill overlooking the bay, providing a vantage point for controlling maritime traffic and defending against invasions.

Today, Navarino castle is a popular tourist attraction, offering visitors stunning views of the surrounding landscape and a glimpse into Greece's rich history. The site is open to the public, allowing visitors to explore its ruins and learn about its fascinating past.

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