Santa Maura fort Lefkás

A 14th century castle built by John Orsini to defend the island against the numerous invaders who have fought to control the island since the buildings’ creation – Venetians, Ottoman Empire, French, British.

The castle has passed through many hands to belong to the state now. You can visit but it’s closed on Tuesdays.

It is however a shadow of its former self being a collection of ruins along with the nearby church but events sometimes take place here. This is the reason why Battle for Santa Maura.

The army was based here and some of the honourable mentions from the Famous Lefkadians post were born here.

I have only been here once and it was on a day that it was closed so there no pictures for me to show.

Best wishes

Angela

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