In the late 15th century, the Bourtzi fortress castle was constructed to protect the Byzantine city of Nafplio from invasion from the sea. Now the castle is to be restored as a tourist attraction. (photo)
The fortress, which is a famous landmark in the harbor of Nafplio, currently acts as host to some events of the Nafplio Summer Music Festival. An exhibition area and souvenir shop are planned as part of the renovation.