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.