Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Frangokastello...Φραγκοκαστελλο Σφακια..

Χωριό Φραγκοκάστελο: Πήρε το όνομά του από το Ενετικό κάστρο του 1371.
Η ιστορία του κάστρου έχει συνδεθεί με αιματηρές μάχες εναντίον των Τούρκων.
Τα εσωτερικά κτίσματα και οι πολεμίστρες κατασκευάστηκαν από τους Τούρκους.

Frangokastello village.
It took its name after the Venetian castle, built there in 1371.
In 1828 a battle for independence was fought against the Turks at Frangokastello.
Hundreds of Sfakiots led by Hadzi Michali Daliani, a Greek revolutionary, attempted to
spread the war of independence from the mainland to Crete.
Instead of hiding in the mountains, as most rebels did in this area,
he stayed in the castle with his soldiers.
Unfortunately, they were massacred and their martyrdom became legendary.
Hora Sfakion. Where the mountains meet the sea....


  1. Πολύ ωραίο το ποστάκι σου...

    Και οι φωτογραφίες σουπερ !!!!

  2. Such a sad tale for such a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it with us thru these wonderful photos Monika...

  3. Ελευθερια.
    Χαιρουμε οτι σου αρεσε. Ενα ποστακι με ελληνικη
    ιστορια. Πρεπει να εχει ενδιαφερον..

  4. Janice.
    The history about the Greek revolution
    in 1821 is not a fairy tale.
    I am glad you liked the photos.

  5. Monika I am sorry...I didn't mean to imply that this tragedy was a fairy tale. I meant the word tale to mean narrative...

  6. Janice.
    Of course I know! It is my fault. Wrong expression from me.
    My English is a little "limp"...

  7. Monika your english is very good! I wish that I could speak more than my own language! I give you and anyone else who learns more than their own language a ton of praise! I'm 64 now, so I know that english is the only language that I'll ever know. I'm to old to learn anything anymore and if I did I'd probably forget that I learned it the next day :)