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Prison
Location type: Prison
Number of texts: 5
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The Bourzi of Methoni was for many periods a prison. Charles Duval, a French interpreter at Constantinople, describes that in 1826, the prisoners were sitting here in the Bourzi in mud created by the seawater. It was here that the Bishop of Methoni, Grigorios, was tortured to death on May 11 1825 after the unsuccessful revolution against the Turks in Methoni and Pylos. 

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The Bourtzi is dated back to the period after 1500 and has been used in various instances as a prison. It has a two-floor octagonal tower. The tower finishes in a round dome. On the lower floor there was a cistern and the whole works, with small defensive value, and is dated during the first period that the Turks occupied the fortress. When the winter winds hit its walls the locals say that you can hear the screams of the prisoners and the unjustly killed in the Bourtzi.

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If this tower or Bourzi of Methoni reminds you of the building in the bay of Nafplion, this is not a coincidence. It was contructed for the first time by the Venetians just before 1500, together with that building in Nafplion. It was completed by the Ottomans in the 16th century. 

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Bourtzi

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