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The Castle of Santa Maura , at the entrance of Lefkada, short before the canal bridge that connects the island with the mainland, is one of the most emblematic medieval castles, in Greece. It was built around 1300 by the Frank prince Ioannis Orsini , to protect the capital of the island by the pirates and it was restored by the Turks and later by the Venetians.
Don?t miss the chance to walk on the castle?s bastions ?better time is the sunset ? and enjoy the view over the city, the sea and the lagoon.
On the eastern bastion, you?ll find the little church of Santa Maura , who is considered the protector of Lefkada ? s city. Actually, Santa Maura is the first name of Lefkada? s city and the name that still use the elderly locals, up today.
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