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Fortress of Daskalio

COUNTY: Argolis MUNICIPALITY: Nafplio

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19.02ºC

Century of Construction

17

Architectural Style

Venetian

Current Condition

Moderate Condition

Entry Fee

Free Entrance

Facing the village Tolo, across a short span of water, is a small, uninhabited island called Daskalio. On that island stand the ruins of a Venetian fortress, built in the 17th century.

Tolo was used as a port by the Venetian navy for resupply, up to 1718. During the Turkish rule, on the island's church called Zoodochos Pigi (meaning, lifegiving spring) was run a "Kryfo Scholio" or secret school; an illegal underground school that taught the Greek language and Greek orthodox religion.

Entrance to the fortress is free, and despite its isolation, access is easy.