The Venetian Fortresses of Koroni and Methoni in Peloponnese, Greece

view from castle in Koroni

  It was an interest in pirates and seafarers that took me on a circuitous route through the Peloponnese (a large peninsula in southern Greece) to visit two of the Venetian fortresses that once guarded the seaways of the Mediterranean: Koroni and her sister city, Methoni. When pirates were pillaging Greece’s coastal settlements and during the Ottoman Turks invasion of Greece in the 1490’s, ... Read Full Article