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(a. Irūda, t. Anavarin), a seaport of the southwestern Morea [see mora ] or Peloponnesos, in Messenia, associated with modern Pylos town, which was built between 1828 and 1832 (population in 1971, 2,258), and situated behind the southern headland of Navarino Bay, a deepwater channel, as capital of Pylia eparchia ( = province) of Messenia nomos ( = diocese). Locally called Neokastron (“new fortress”) after the 16th century Turkish fortifications, it should not be confused with the 13th century Frankish Palaiokastron (“old fortress”), known to the Fra…

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Bées, N. and Savvides, A., “Navarino”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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