Kastrologos
Castles of Greece

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Channel, Lefkada, Lefkas,Ionian islands

Fort Konstantinos

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Fort Konstantinos
Location:
On an islet at the Lefkas canal (strait between Lefkas island and the mainland)
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Ionian islands
Lefkas
Municipality > Town:
City of Lefkada
• Channel
Altitude:
Zero Altitude
Time of Construction   Origin
1807  
MODERN GREEK
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Watchtower  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A very tiny fort on a very tiny island in the Lefkas Canal, i.e. the strait between the island of Lefkas and the mainland (Aetoloakarnania) to the east.

The fort is to the north of the Castle of Alexandros with which they share the same background.

The two forts in the canal were rebuilt in 1807 when the Ionian islands were in a semi-independent state under the protection of Russian and Ottoman military forces and while the notorious Ali pasha of Yiannena was planning an invasion to Lefkas.


Sources

  • Information sent by Mr. Alexandros Kalantzis

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Access
Approach to the monument:
The tiny island is accessible only by boat.
Entrance:
The entrance is free but maybe not possible.


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