Greece/Corfu: Angelocastro Castle
Angelocastro Castle is a Byzantine castle clinging to the top for he highest peak along the island’s western coastline. The fortress is over 1000 vertical feet above the sea with beyond panoramic views in all directions, it takes first a winding mountain road and then a steep hiking path to get up here. The fortifications here date to various periods, starting with the 7th and through the 12th century AD. The Angelocastro Castle never fell to conquest, despite many sieges and throughout the centuries, it played a decisive role in defending the island against many pirate attacks and during the sieges of Corfu by the Ottoman armies.