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Mpourtzi consists the symbol of the city of Nafplion.
The small fort on the island of St. Theodore. Mpourtzi, like many other buildings built in Nafplio by the Venetians in 1471 and according to others in 1473. It consists of a high octagonal tower, which is surrounded by low semicircular towers for the cannons to the east and west. A mobile chain closed up the entrance of the bay and Porto Cadena -the Port of Chain- turned into a safe anchorage.
Turks had thrown stones around the island, to prevent the approach of large vessels and built mole from Mpourtzi to a point called Pentadelfia with an opening in the middle. Later became a resident of the creation of death Palamidi. After the liberation from the Ottomans, Mpourtzi would be the host site of the Greek government.