Bourtzi

sights / Military

Bourtzi information

Location
Nafplio , Greece
Prices
boat return €4
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The island fortress of Bourtzi (1473), which lies about 600m west of the town's port, has served variously as a pirate deterrent, a home for executioners to protect them from vengeance and a hotel. Note that the battlements are identical in design to Moscow's Kremlin; both it and Bourtzi were built by 15th-century Venetians. Boats to the island leave from the northeastern end of Akti Miaouli.