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Poros, Poros, Piraeus & Islands,Attica

Burtzi of Poros

or Castle of von Heideck  
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Burtzi of Poros
Location:
Bourtzi islet near Poros island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Attica
Piraeus & Islands
Municipality > Town:
City of Poros
• Poros
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 2 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1826  
MODERN GREEK
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Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bourtzi is a small island with an area of 30,000 sq.m. at the entrance of the port of the island of Poros.

There was a castle on the island since the Byzantine period. It was used then as a base of operations against the Saracen pirates.

The castle remains that we see today are from the fort that was built there in the 19th century by the Bavarian Philellene Carl Wilhelm von Heideck (1788-1861) who had served as chairman of the Funds Raiser Committee of the new Greek State.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
The little island is accessible only by boat but Poros is not far.
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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