The Margariti Castle

During the Ottoman period Margariti was an important administrative and economic center of Thesprotia. Its castle was built in 1549 by the Turks on a low hill SE of the settlement, in order to strengthen their position against the Venetians who dominated the Ionian coast. The latter captured and destroyed the castle in 1571. The […]

The Igoumenitsa Castle

The establishment of the first fort in Igoumenitsa dates back to Late Roman times and is probably related to the Late Roman – Early Christian settlement (2nd – 6th cent. AD) excavated in Ladochori plain in the cove of Igoumenitsa bay. From the abandonment of this settlement in the 6th century until the middle of […]