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Preveza, Preveza, Epirus

Fortress of Agios Georgios

or Fortress of Saint George  
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Fortress of Agios Georgios
Location:
Preveza, on the Ambracian gulf (entrance of the city from Actium)
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Epirus
Preveza
Municipality > Town:
City of Preveza
• Preveza
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
1807  
OTTOMAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The castle of Agios Georgios is one of the 3 castles in Preveza, It is located at the south end of the old city, near the beach of "Kyani Akti".


History

Preveza is loacated in a strategic but vulnerable position and, for this reason, its fortification was important.
The Ottoman Turks were the first who fortified the city on the 15th century. Their first fortress was the castle of Buca which was later destroyed and the materials were used to build the castles of Agios Andreas and Agios Georgios.


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Road map to Fortress of Agios Georgios

Access
Approach to the monument:
Easy access from the city of Preveza. It is on the west entrance of the city, on the beach.
Entrance:
Free Entrance though it is supposed to be closed.


Other castles around
Fortress of Actium
Fortress of Agios Andreas
Agia Mavra Castle
Tower of Agia Paraskevi monastery
Fidokastro
Castle of Alexander
Fort Konstantinos
Castle of Grivas
Koronisia Castle
Fort of Laskara
Nicopolis
Pantocrator Castle
Castle of Plagia
Castle of Riniasa
Castle of Rogoi
Castle of Vonitsa
Bastion of Vrysoula