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Omvrios, Corinth, Corinthia,Peloponnese

Fortress at Ovrios islet

  
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Fortress at Ovrios islet
Location:
Little island of Ovrios in Saronic Gulf offshore from Kechries
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Corinthia
Municipality > Town:
City of Corinth
• Omvrios
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 45 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
17th-18th cent.  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ovrios is a small island without inhabitants at the west side of Saronicos gulf, very close to the exit of the Isthmus of Corinth.

There is a castle on this island which is visible from a distance. The fortifications are mostly dated in the 17th or 18th century and they are probably Venetian.

However, parts of the eastern and of the western wall are from the early Byzantine period, while there are also traces of Mycenean fortifications.




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Approach to the monument:
The deserted island can be approached only by boat. Possinle embarkment the port of Kechries or Loutra Elenis
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