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Castle/Fortress of St. George

Castle/Fortress of St. George

Built in the 12th century AD under Byzantine rule, the Castle of St. George truly flourished under the Venetians. Prior to 1757, this 16,000 sq.ft. structure served as the capital of Kefalonia, and concentrated all the main social, economic and cultural activity of the island. Incursions, wars, and finally the 1953 earthquake ravaged the castle however, leaving it in its present form.

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