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The Main Gate

Between Towers Π19 and Π1 is located the Main Gate of the Castle, which leads to the main entrance of the site and then into a courtyard. It has an opening of about 4m long and 4.2m high with a U-shape plinth crowning. Its current form is a result of modern times’ retrofitting. In Byzantine times, the Main Gate was larger and possibly ended up in a different type of crowing. The traces, on which this opinion is based, can be seen on the external side and are about 1m higher than the current arch. It is protected on its left side by a Byzantine rectangular tower Π19, which was modified during the late Ottoman era, and on its right side by the semi-circular tower Π1.
During the 1960s, various interventions at the Main Gate were made, most likely based on the surviving traces of its original form.

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