Limnos: Section of the Medieval castle wall collapses

A large section of the medieval castle wall at Myrina on the island of Limnos has reportedly collapsed, due to the heavy rainfall…

A large section of the medieval castle wall at Myrina on the island of Limnos has reportedly collapsed, due to the heavy rainfall of the past few days.

The Antiquities Ephorate of Lesvos announced that the wall fell onto a foot path and that visitor access to the castle has been suspended, as the castle’s static integrity has been burdened by the recent bout of adverse weather.

Recent restoration efforts have focused on the conservation of the castle’s main gate, however plans are being composed to restore the walls with NSRF funds.

The medieval castle of Myrina, which is the largest fort in the Aegean, is built in a remote, rocky peninsula. The first Latin ruler of the island, Venetian megadux Filocalo Navigajoso, updated the castle in 1207. It was seriously damaged in 1770 during a siege by the Russian fleet.

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