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Venetian Fort of Sitia

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The Venetian fort in Sitia
The Venetian fort in Sitia
There were fortifying walls around the city of Sitia from the Byzantine period. These fortifications were restored by the Genoese and by the Venetians but were never very strong. In 1539, the pirate Barbarosa conquered the city and levelled the forts and the town. When the Turks invaded the island the Venetians destroyed the fort so that it would not fall into the hands of Turks. The ruins of a Venetian castle are still visible today. A tower of three storeys has survived. North of the fort there is a little chapel built from the ruins of a Venetian monastery destroyed by the Turks.

Photos of Venetian Fort of Sitia:


The Venetian fort and the harbour of Sitia
The Venetian fort and the harbour of Sitia
The Venetian fort in Sitia
The Venetian fort in Sitia
The Venetian fort and the city of Sitia
The Venetian fort and the city of Sitia
A turret in the Venetian fort, Sitia
A turret in the Venetian fort, Sitia
The Venetian fort in Sitia
The Venetian fort in Sitia
The Venetian fort in Sitia
The Venetian fort in Sitia
 
Visit the area of the sight: Sitia