These are restored walls, some of my tax take went via the British Government to the European Commission and then to this place to spruce it up. Nice to see some areas where my taxes are being used well. Here is a site which shows how they improved it.
Strange entrance. Too low frankly.
The entrance room is surrounded with tall walls. Apparently, there were series of pirate raids by the Erstwhile Turks in 1140-45. Then Emperor Manuel Comnenus I decided to fortify the entire island with a series of fortifications including this castle. His successor, Manuel Comnenus II decided to extend and improve this castle in 1267.
This must have been a gun port area, it has the familiar circular section. It would have had commanding views over the bay.
Or would have been one of the guard towers.
A final peek out and then start walking back.
Standing in the corner and looking at the path which goes to the other corner where I have already been. The castle is built roughly in the form of a square, about 250-300 meters to each side. Fairly big.
Till I reach the bottom of the path and I can see the church in front. I looked back at the castle and I am afraid it was too much ruined to actually feel anything. I touched the ancient walls but I am afraid it was too eroded, they didnt speak to me, I could feel the Venetian Soldiers or the Byzantine soldiers who pounded these walls and paths and fought against the turks. Bit sad, but what the heck.
Next we go to the highest mountain in Corfu, Pantokrator.