This gate is impressive and decorated with reliefs. A passage from one place to another, from the sea to land and from the castle to the city. To the left and right, two large bastions have survived, the most recent of which was built during the 15th century. The domed passageway resembles a tunnel and begins at the entrance leading to a second gate and then a third inside the castle. There lay remnants of Venetian mansions, the ruins of a Turkish bath and of the Byzantine church of Aghia Sophia. A plaque with an inscription in Latin of 1714, parts of Doric columns and a monolithic granite column are evident. One can imagine the emblem of Venice on it, the winged lion or the bust of Morosini the Venetian doge that's why the column is called today the "stelae of Morosini".
The heyday of the castle dates back to the first rule of Venice (13th -15th centuries) while its terminal decline came after 1828, when its inhabitants were transferred outside its walls. This castle-town is considered one of the most characteristic in Greece.
Present day visitors wonder at each footstep, how much history can this corner of the earth carry? How many wars, deaths, victories, defeats? How many enemies have attacked these stones that they step on today?