The Castle of Bourtzi,Navplio

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The castle of Bourtzi (Greek: Μπούρτζι, from Ottoman Turkish برج - burc meaning "tower"; formerly Καστέλι, Kasteli) is located in the middle of the harbour of Nafplio. The Venetians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders from the sea. The Greeks regained it from the Turks on June 18, 1822, from where they assisted in the siege of Nafplio. Until 1865 it served as a fortress. It was then transformed into residence of the executioners of convicts from the castle of Palamidi. From 1930 to 1970, it served as a hotel. Since then, it is mainly a tourist attraction hosting occasionally parts of the Summer Music Festival.

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Comments (54)

Akhtar Bashir Nigyal on January 1, 2014


Giorgos Dimitriadis on January 1, 2014

Thanks a lot Akhtar Bashir Nigyal for kind comment and YsL 14/20

Biplab Kumar Pal on April 26, 2014

Excellent shot, F15+L21. Best wishes, Biplab.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on April 26, 2014

Thanks a lot Biplab for nice comment and YsL 15/21

Olga L. on July 17, 2014

Замечательный вид. F16+L22. Всего наилучшего, Ольга.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on July 17, 2014

Thanks a lot Ольга for kind comment and YsL 16/22

Mojzer László on September 4, 2014

Very nice theme, good effort photo. Greetings Laci L+F

Giorgos Dimitriadis on September 5, 2014

Thanks a lot Laci for nice comment and YsL 17/23

Красивое фото! F+L C наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

Giorgos Dimitriadis on September 21, 2014

Thanks a lot Fen for kind comment and YsL 18/24

Anand Singh on November 24, 2014

Εξαιρετική θέα, πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία. Α+Α 19/25

Καλημέρα από την Ινδία, Ανάντ

Giorgos Dimitriadis on November 24, 2014

Αναντ σ'ευχαριστω πολυ για το ωραιο σχολιο και για Α+Α 19/25

Karl Eggenmüller on February 12

Hello dear friend George,

a impressive castle, beautifully photographed!


Many greetings from Germany to Greece,


Giorgos Dimitriadis on February 12

Thank you very much dear friend Karl for kind comment and YsL 20/25

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  • Uploaded on December 13, 2013
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    by Giorgos Dimitriadis
    • Taken on 2013/11/09 11:19:55
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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