Nafpaktos: The Castle of Delight


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One castle, two naval battles, three invaders. A sanctuary for outcasts, a prize for conquerors, a tiny harbour for mighty fleets. Nafpaktos has been known with twelve different names but gained immortal fame when she became the “godmother” for a distant battle. Its beauty vindicates all the people who fought passionately to keep it theirs.


  • The cross and the crescent

    1. The cross and the crescent

    The battle of Lepanto arguably put Nafpaktos on the map, at the cost of a famous writer’s left arm.
  • The tower of the calf

    2. The tower of the calf

    This tower seems completely out of place or even fake. But it is one of the oldest buildings in town and has a guardian calf that will not tolerate any disrespectful thoughts regarding the tower and its owners.
  • The castle atop the hill

    3. The castle atop the hill

    The most surprising aspect of the history of Nafpaktos is how this place has maintained its strategic importance throughout the centuries and yet managed to change its names more time than one cares to enumerate.

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