The small fortress was constructed where there had been an Ottoman monastery (teke), already known from the 17th century. It is one of the fortifications which were built by the pasha of Ioannina to control the coasts of Akarnania, mainly during the Russian -Turkish war after 1806. An inscription on the wall states that it was completed in 1807. According to written sources, the plan of the fortress was drawn up by French engineers, and it was used for systematic attacks against the garrison of Lefkada. Today it is in private ownership.
The small fortress follows the standard quadrilateral layout with corner ramparts. The perimeter wall reaches a height of 10 metres and surrounds a small inner yard where the gunpowder store for the complex was situated. An ascending path leads to the en- trance to the castle on the eastern side. Inside the perimeter walls there were a great number of covered areas which met the needs of the garrison.
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Nicou (146902) 2013-03-04 7:57
Super cadrage et cocmpo quel mur avec le coin du château et la vue en fond sur la mer ce beau bleu merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-04 8:25
non conoscevo questo luogo che ho scoperto essere bagnato dalle acque dell'Egeo, ma devo dire che esso è incantevole per la natura selvaggia che lo circonda.
Immagino che il solo transitare sulla strada lungo il mare per raggiungere la fortezza possa lasciare emozioni profonde.
Di giorno in giorno offri sempre cose nuove e lo fai sempre con ottime fotografie che sono un bel biglietto da visita per la tua Grecia.
Ciao e buon pomeriggio
tedesse (25135) 2013-03-04 8:53
Wspanialy pionowy kadr. Doskonaly POV i DOF, ladna kompozycja z murami wiekowej twierdzy. Cudowne kolory i swiatlo, doskonala ostrosc.
carlo62 (52174) 2013-03-04 9:23
un luogo molto interessante e ben fotografato.
Una bella condivisione con una interessante nota di accompagnamento.
cornejo (44743) 2013-03-04 10:28
Hi Kamila, now show us here in this lovely photograph, the magnificent and beautiful view to enjoy from this interesting castle. A beautiful picture very well composed and framed, captured with good technique and quality. Very nice and charming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting and beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Greetings from the south of Spain.
Noel_Byrne (32544) 2013-03-04 11:40
Very nice idea to present this castle against the very beautiful and deep view of the surrounding area. The sea and sky both havE such wonderful deep colours, very pleasing indeed.
All the best
npecanhuk (75770) 2013-03-04 17:28
Beautiful place and attractive picture!
I'd love to drive along that road down there!
Great pov! Interesting composition! Colors, exposure and level of sharpness also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-03-05 2:07
a beautiful mix of blues and greens here that make this view so idyllic and inviting. Wonderful fg texturing and a composition that just entices the viewer into the image across the sea and onto the snow capped mountains in the distance. Captivating!
Regards - Brian.
Zucca (8) 2013-03-05 5:09
The view over the far summits covered by snow is really amazing ! Nice natural colors, the green grass reminds me Spring is arriving soon... Good viewpoint over the fortress, and very interesting note too !
Have a nice afternoon,
Silvio1953 (148613) 2013-03-05 11:27
Ciao kamila, great view of fashinating ruines, beautiful sea in BG, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
batalay (39567) 2013-03-05 11:33
Your choice of vantage point has created an excellent topographic perspective, the colors are vivid, and the depth of field excellent. Two other things I like are the informative note, and the freshness of the photo. Like a warm French baguette just out of the oven, you've shot and posted the photo on the same day.
holmertz (56241) 2013-03-05 12:12
This is a nice and interesting view from a part of Greece that is totally unknown to me. You have composed the picture well by using the nearest wall as a diagonal and the road as another. The road not only provides travellers with a connection but also keeps your composition together. There's a nice combination of green, brown and blue areas down below.
Hellas (6987) 2013-03-05 23:14
Μια πάρα πολύ καλή φωτογραφία, που αναδεικνύει υπέροχα τμήμα του κάστρου σε συνδυασμό με το περιβάλλον του.
Η γωνία λήψης προσφέρει υπέροχη θέα με προοπτική.
Καλημέρα, καλή συνέχεια!
mkamionka (39201) 2013-03-13 9:53
masz dobre oko do oryginalnych kompozycji ale tez masz szczescie do pieknych miejsc: Wroclaw, Grecja :)
Ja tez mialem szczescie na poczatku mojej emigracji a teraz jestem w mniej atrakcyjnym turystycznie miejscu... :(
Bardzo ciekawa kompozycja z fragmentem muru na pierwszym planie. Podoba mi sie kolorystyka: morze ma tyle odcieni i zielen jest taka zywa.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-03-16 13:52
Very picturesque view of a beautiful fortress and magnificent view of the ocean!
great horizon and shades of blue!
ikeharel (74825) 2014-05-21 9:04
Good evening Kamila,
A view from a high point on the fort, over the narropw road dividing the shallow water strait.
Nice combination of two subjects on the beautiful blue sea as backdrop's.