The entrance to Nea Plagia, from the E.
History/DescriptionI have not found any references to this castle (yet). It looks like an eighteenth century fortification, built on a virgin site, and designed to mount artillery, I assume to cover the narrow channel between the mainland and Levkas. There are clear views to Kastro Grivas and Preveza to the north, and of course Santa Maura on the causeway. Hetherington refers to a castle[4 p190] standing high on a crag overlooking the channel to the Ambracian Gulf, when approaching Levkas from the mainland, perhaps this is it.
Loopholed chamber behind the main gate.
This stone gate post retainer is very similar to one in an older part of Nafpaktos. Turkish or Venetian perhaps?
Loopholed wall in the flanking tower overlooking the main gate
Artillery ramp up to the N. tower overlooking the straits.
Looking N. along the SW
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