The Bourtzi tower is built on an islet south of the castle. It is connected to the main fortress by a bridge with arches. Bourtzi became part of the maritime fortification of Methoni and served various purposes per seasons: it was used as the base of the guard for the port control, as a lighthouse, as a prison, but also as a refuge in times of residents siege.

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Photo: Amalia Lampri

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