Driving along the Western coast of Greece, from Olympia towards Pylos, you can take a small detour for a chance to enter a mythical realm where stories of knights, maidens and winged dragons are very much alive and intertwined with Ancient Greek mythology. Enter the magnificent, if a bit tacky, Fairytale Castle of Agrilis.
The story goes that the castle was built in the 1960s by a U.S.-born doctor of Greek descent, Harry Fournier, who made his fortune as a surgeon in Chicago. He returned to his ancestral lands of Filiatra upon retirement, where he wished to leave his mark as a benefactor of the city from which his family hailed.
|Church of the Virgin Mary||2019||50km||site_ao|
|Church of Agioi Apostoloi (Church of the Holy Apostles)||2019||49.9km||site_ao|
|Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology||2019||54.7km||site_ao|
|Old Navarino Castle||2018||28.4km||site_ao|
|Kalograion Monastery Silk Weaving||2018||50.2km||site_ao|
|The Well at Meligalas||2018||32.3km||site_ao|
|The Medieval Ruins of Mystras||2018||70.4km||site_ao|
|Archaeological Site of Mystras||1989||70.3km||site_whs|
|Archaeological Site of Olympia||1989||49.6km||site_whs|
|Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae||1986||37km||site_whs|
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