Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pylos Niokastro - once more


A little while back I showed you the fortress of Pylos in SW Peloponnese in Greece. The photo I posted at the time showed the view from the top of the fortress towards the sea. This photo shows the opposite view, facing inland. I like it because it shows how the wall hugs the land, following the contours of the hills.

Pylos is famous for the naval battle fought on 20 October 1827, during the Greek War of Independence, in the bay of Navarino. In this battle, a combined British, French and Russian naval force destroyed an Ottoman and Egyptian armada. The Battle of Navarino was the last major naval battle in history to be fought entirely with sailing ships.

9 comments:

RennyBA's Terella said...

Dear Tinsie, thanks for sharing this. Since I've just been to Greece and have learned more about your country personally, this becomes even more interesting to me!

Thanks also for your comments on my post from my visit to Athens! I'm really glad you shared your local skills about Greek food and corrected me as just an amateur and foreign visitor!

Gattina said...

I think I have seen that, but you know as it is on a roundtrip you see so many things that you are a little confused at the end. But it was beautiful.

Jacob said...

Such a beautiful photo! And I, too, want to thank you for increasing my store of knowledge. Very, very interesting!

Tinsie said...

@ RennyBA: You're very welcome! We're all experts and amateurs in different areas - I've certainly learnt a lot about Oslo from reading your blog :-)

@ Gattina: You'd have seen it if you did a tour of the Peloponnese for sure. It's about 4-5 hours' drive from Athens. Does this ring a bell?

@ Jacob: Υou are very welcome! Glad you found it interesting. Did you see the first post too?

JM said...

This is a very nice perspective of the old wall.

Steffe said...

Another place I will have to visit!

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful image and a bit of history I barely remembered.
How is going your time in Italy?

Tinsie said...

Italy was great, but sadly already over :-( Wish I could go back now. We went to Milan, Verona and Venice, and had a fab time, great weather too.

You can see some of my first impressions on my other blog.

exposemaximum said...

must be a great place :)