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The castle of Ali Pasha at Butrint

From gateway to defence line.


The modern town of Koroni was founded in the 9th century on the site of the ancient city of Assine.


Chania is the most important town of western Crete, built on the eastern part of Chania bay, on the site of the ancient town of Cydonia.

The White Tower of Thessaloniki

Although the White Tower is one of the best conserved and most visible elements of the fortifications of Thessaloniki,


The fortifications of Nicosia must be understood in the context of the larger Renaissance project


The rocky coastal headland at Rethymno in northern Crete has been occupied since prehistory.


The complex of fortifications centred round the town of Nauplion (or Nafplion) is one of the most important and spectacular on the Greek mainland.

Modon (Methoni)

Maritime routes in the Mediterranean closely followed the coastline.


The Bay of Navarino on the west coast of the Peloponnese has a long military history stretching back to the construction around 1300 BCE of the Mycenaean citadel known today as 'Nestor's Palace'

Sant’Andrea and Carpenedo

Fort Carpenedo  and Fort  S. Andrea can be considered as a kind of summary of what was the Venetian fortified system during the centuries.

City Walls of Dubrovnik

The town fortifications, ramparts and towers outside the walls were built, reinforced and reconstructed in the period from the 12th to the second half of the 17th century.


Corfu: the fortifications

Corfu played a key role in the expansion plans of the Kingdom of Naples in the XIth and XIIth centuries.







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