Methoni Castle

standard September 14, 2018 2 responses


Methoni Photo Journal 

If you ever find yourself in the Southern Peloponnese, you need to visit the medieval castle in Methoni. I love exploring castles and imagining what life was like waaay back when. The Venetians built the castle around the early 13th century and is one of the largest ones in the Mediterranean. The main attraction is the Bourtzi, a prison used for executions during the Turkish Occupation. It looks really pretty, but when you think about it, it’s kind of creepy!

The best part of the castle was that the apartment we rented was right behind it. We couldn’t have asked for a better view than waking up in the morning, having a coffee and seeing the castle right there. There is also a great view of the sunset right behind the castle near the moat and rocks. It was quite windy when we went, but the views and sunset were incredible. If you’re into castles too, add this to your list.

View from the outside

Inside the castle

Bourtzi = Jail

These boys swam to the castle and were playing & jumping in the water. They didn’t pay the 2 Euro entry fee 😉

Views of the castle

Just hanging out 🙂


Gazing off into the castle

Bourtzi surrounded by water

Castle top

Medieval Castle

What a view!!

Exploring the castle

Another stunning view!

Methoni Bourtzi

Church floor

Church in the castle

My friend & photographer abroad, Dina 🙂

Cactus outside of the castle

Sun rays

Castle and mountains and the sea

Methoni Castle Sunset

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