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Methoni Castle, Methoni

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The Castle of Methoni is a medieval fortification in the port town of Methoni, Messenia, in southwestern Greece. The castle of Methoni occupies the whole area of the cape and the southwestern coast to the small islet that has also been fortified with an octagonal tower and is protected by the sea on its three sides. Its north part, the one that looks to land, is covered by a heavily fortified acropolis. A deep moat separates the castle from the land and communication was achieved by a wooden bridge. The Venetians built on the ancient battlements and added on and repaired it during both periods that they occupied the castle.
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  • One of the main Venetian fortresses in the Peloponnese. It covers a huge area, unfortunately in ruins, which culminates in a Venetian tower separated from the earth by a moat. This tower is better... 
    One of the main Venetian fortresses in the Peloponnese. It covers a huge area, unfortunately in ruins, which culminates in a Venetian tower separated from the earth by a moat. This tower is better...  more »
  • Great visit! Only 3 euros admission. Allow a couple hours. Spectacular views. Wear running shoes. Sandals are not recommended even if you have good soles like on a Teva, the hard dry grass can be... 
    Great visit! Only 3 euros admission. Allow a couple hours. Spectacular views. Wear running shoes. Sandals are not recommended even if you have good soles like on a Teva, the hard dry grass can be...  more »
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  • Really nice place to visit, if you like taking photos there are plenty of good angles, so bear in mind that you are gonna need at least 2 hours if you discover some hidden stairs to go upstairs of the walls. The only drawback is that I had 2 kind of experiences with the staff here, the first one was very bad (she was too rude to us and that was very unpleasant) but some weeks later when i visited the place again there was another woman who was ok.
  • A beautiful and impressive place to scramble around and explore. You can spend hours just looking around. Reasonable entry fee (3 euros, less for concessions.) Make your way south to the Bourtzi tower, which sits on a rocky islet at the end of the peninsula. You can also scramble down to the beach north of the castle through a gap in the walls, which is great fun! No toilets on site, so enjoy a drink and a loo stop in one of the lovely cafes on the main square first.

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