The castle of Agia Mavra
The castle of Agia Mavra, in the entrance of the island, is one of the most impressive medieval buildings in Greece, representing the fortification art of this period. It was built around 1300 by the Frankish ruler John Orsini, when he took Lefkada as a dowry for his marriage with the daughter of the Despot of Epirus, Nikiforos A'.
The castle protected the island's capital and it was the most important defensive shield against pirates and other enemies, from the first decade of the 14th century to 1684. In 1479 was occupied by the Turks, who built a large arched bridge, with 360 arches that crossed the lagoon from the beach to t Kalkani position, supporting the pipes of an aqueduct that brought water to the castle.
This work, which has characterized the entire region, was destroyed by earthquakes. Some ruins have been preserved in the lagoon.
Source: Prefecture of Lefkada
For your stay in Lefkada, near the Castle of Agia Mavra of Lefkada, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Lefkada, as well as in many areas of the island, near the Castle of Agia Mavra, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
The access to castle of Agia mavra from the town of Lefkada is easy and convenient, as it is located at its perimeter. The distance from the town of Lefkada is about 1.9 km, from the town’s center, and the time you will need is about 4 minutes, a distance easily covered by a walk, through a beautiful journey.
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For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field "Routes" with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.