The Kasteli, or castle, in Akrotiri is one of the five castles on the island. Built in the 13th century, during the Venetian period in the Middle Ages, it was called Kasteli Punta or La Ponta, which means “the peak.” In the middle of the settlement was the “Goulas” (tower) of Akrotiri, which was in very good condition until the earthquake of 1956, when it was severely damaged. The castle passed into the hands of the Turks in 1617, although the rest of the island had been occupied by 1566. Today there is an exhibition space and workshop in the Kasteli of Akrotiri for Greek bagpipes and other traditional instruments. It also hosts events featuring music from all over the world.
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