Kastro tou Moria video

Kastro tou Moria video

Kastro tou Moria video ΚΑΣΤΡΟ ΡΙΟΥ - Γέφυρα Ρίου Πάτρας airview - Rio bridge, Patra airview A view from the beautiful caste next to Rio - Antirio bridge/Ekklisia Zoodochos Pigi,Kastro tou Moria, Patra, Greece/Rio except of the new impressive Rion-Antirion Bridge is also distinguished by the Castle of the Morea, built by Sultan Bayazid II in 1499. Here the Turks made their last stand in 1828, holding out for three weeks against the Anglo-French forces. Along with the Castle of Roumeli on Antirion’s shore opposite, it guarded the narrows leading into the Gulf of Corinth.In 1532 it was taken by Andrea Doria, while in 1603 the Knights of Malta caused significant destructions. In 1687 it was taken by the Venetians and in the early 18th century they repair and extended the fortifications of the fortress according to the bastion system, giving it its current form.Today the castle is renovated and it’s worth a visit. Into the castle there is also a byzantine church and a modern small theater where take places various events.The view of the bridge Rio-Antirio from inside the castle is exciting.The entrance to the castle is free and it is open daily from 08:30 – 15:00 except Monday. www.geospy.org In 1499 the first fortification of the pass was made by Bayazid II, smaller in area and with a double circuit and moat. In 1532 it was taken by the Spaniards and Andrea Doria, and retaken by the Turks. In 1603 the Knights of Malta wrought significant destruction. In 1687 it was taken by Morosini. Drastic repairs were made and it received the form it has today: new towers – bastions, strengthened ramparts. The fortress was siezed by the Turks in 1715, and in 1828, after a siege, the Turks surrendered it to General Maison.It was repaired and handed over to the Greeks. The Fortress (castro) was used as a prison for a considerable time. During World War II the Germans established themselves there.No excavations have been carried out in the area of the Fortress. www.kastra.eu

 

 

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