Hora Castle in Kythira, Greece
Kythira Sights & Monuments - Kythira's Hora Castle is a must-visit attraction for history buffs. Built by the Venetians in the 13th century, the castle earned the nickname "Eye of Crete" due to its strategic position. It controlled sea passages between the Aegean Sea, Cretan Sea, and Ionian Sea. Inside Hora Castle, you'll find ancient mansions constructed by conquerors and wealthy noblemen. Over the centuries, the castle and Kythira were conquered by the French, Russians, and English - all leaving their mark. The castle's scattered cannons are physical reminders of this history. Hora Castle is also home to four churches, including the oldest Church of Pantokrator built in 1545, and the grandest, Panagia Myrtidiotissa, built in 1580. Make Hora Castle a priority on your Kythira itinerary.
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