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Forti, Lefkada, Lefkas,Ionian islands

Castle of Alexander

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Castle of Alexander
Location:
On the Forti islet in the Lefkas’ canal, in the Ionian sea
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Ionian islands
Lefkas
Municipality > Town:
City of Lefkada
• Forti
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
1807  
MODERN GREEK
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Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This was an old Venetian fort on a small island in the Lefkas canal (which island used to be the tip of a peninsula).

In 1807 the area was under the control of a Russian-Turkish alliance who had replaced the French (who had replaced the Venetians) and were trying to confine the ambitious Ali pasha of Ioannina.

The Russians rebuilt the old Venetian fort in 1807 and named it after their Tsar Alexander.


Sources

  • Website mylefkas -Toretta
  • Άρθρο Μαρίας Λαμπρινού στο περιοδικό Αρχαιολογία (τχ. 108), «Παράκτιος έλεγχος και προστασία της Λευκάδας κατά το διάστημα 1800 - 1807»

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Access
Approach to the monument:
You can go there only by boat. The distance is very short from the land (either Lefkas or Plagia). If you do not have a boat, it is difficult to find around there. Maybe from Lefkas.
Entrance:
Like most remote, ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach the castle and walk around inside.


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