Pilos Arch

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Pilos Arch

Pilos Arch

NABSQNO 34S 559985 – 4084785

Pilos is a pretty port on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula. Where in the Bay of Navarino in 1827 a significant naval battle took place where a combined Ottoman and Egyptian armada was destroyed by a combined British, French and Russian naval force. This was the last major naval battle featuring only sailing ships.

This large arch is situated on an island in the bay near to monuments commemorating the battle. The arch has a span of about 47 ft and a height of about 82 ft.