Gr ☆ Peloponnese ☆ Argos ☆ Nafplion ☆ Castle of Bourtzi ☆ by Apostolos J. Doulias

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The castle of Bourtzi (Greek: Μπούρτζι, from Ottoman Turkish برج - burc meaning "tower") 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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APOSTOLOS DOULIAS on November 26, 2012

Many thanks shijin0610, ildiko44, Niels A Sørensen for your kind


Very appreciate your Like.

Best wishes, Apostolos

Wirtjo on November 26, 2012

Wonderful view and photo! Lovely colors. LIKE

Best wishes from Holland,


Leo W on November 27, 2012

wonderful - less motive and big effect - like it very much 11

best wishes, Leo

Ivan Logvinov on November 29, 2012

What a beautiful view!
Best wishes from Russia!

Erol Barutçugil on November 29, 2012

Splendid composition,brilliant colors. Like. Greetings.Erol

Joli Harsányi on November 30, 2012

Fascinating composition! YSL Best wishes, Joli

BOGDAN de Varsovie on December 2, 2012

Niesamowite miejsce. Wspaniałe zdjęcie.

LIKE 22.



Dana Valentova on December 4, 2012

Beautiful island, amazing photo :)



Piero Genova on December 4, 2012

Very nice view and well done shot!


Greetings, _Piero

Perfect shot! YS & Like!

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