Nafplio, Nafplion, Argolis,Peloponnese
|Bourtzi islet at the port of Nafplion|
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A small island at the entrance of the port of Nafplio which is fully covered by a venetian castle from which it took its name.
The castle of Bourtzi ιs 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. 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 hosting occasionally parts of the Summer Music Festival.
It is a beautiful castle and appears to to be in good condition
- Video by the user haanity titled SJ5000 plus Drone Flight to Sea Fortress Walkera QR X350 PRO, Nafplio
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|Easy access from the city of Nafplio.|
|Visits are possible with small boats from the Nafplio port with a 4€ fare.|