The inauguration of the temporary exhibition “Igoumenitsa and Margariti Castles: two stops on the Adriatic – Ionian coastal route” was held with great success on Monday, June 20th 2022.
The exhibition is organized by the Ephorate of Antiquities of Thesprotia, one of the partners of the “Coastal Heritage Network” (CoHeN) project, implemented with funding from the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020.
The exhibition includes original engravings, maps and sketches, as well as reproductions of similar artworks of the 16th and 17th centuries, depicting the castles of Igoumenitsa and Margariti, in two important moments of their history: The occupation of the castle in Margariti in 1571, after the attack of Venetians, Corfu and local forces from Parga and Paramythia and the attack on the castle of Igoumenitsa by the Venetian fleet led by Admiral Francesco Morosini, in 1685.
Informative material about the seventeen monuments in Greece and Italy, in which interventions are taking place in the project “Coastal Cultural Heritage Network” (CoHeN), is also presented, with special emphasis given on the history and architecture of Igoumenitsa and Margariti castles.
On behalf of the organizers, sincere thanks are expressed to the Municipality of Igoumenitsa and the Thesprotia Center of Historical Studies, which kindly donated the original artworks for the needs of the exhibition.
The exhibition will last until December 31, 2022 and the entrance for the public will be free during the opening hours of the Archaeological Museum of Igoumenitsa.