Lectures 2006
1/28/2021
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"The Town of Naxos. A Venetian castle in Aegean Sea" Papaioanou Dafni

The castle at the capital of Naxos, was constructed by Venetians in the early 13th century and was the center of their duchy in Aegean Sea. The towers and the mansions built in the castle provided a safe and comfortable settlement to the families of the Venetians officials for three and a half centuries. In the middle of the 16th century Turks conquered the island but they did not settle in for a long time and the Venetians continued living in the castle. Natives, who are gradually decreased and foreigners have been living in the castle since the end of Turkish Captivation. The interventions that have been made in the castle from the end of the Venetian captivation of its initial structure particularly difficult. Nowadays, several cultural and tourist activities that take place in the castle contributed to the amelioration of its character. However it remains an essential medieval monument preserving as the fortress architecture is concerned, as well as its urban planning.