This bridge looks as if it came out a history film. While passing it, one is welcomed by the sea breeze and saltiness, accompanied by history. It's comprised of fourteen arches and was constructed by the Expedition Scientifique de Μοrée which escorted General Maison on his expedition to the Peloponnese in 1828. Every arch has a story to tell. Encounters, battles, killings on the spot, journeys, transactions, entourages of the Ottomans, sieges, sword duels of the Venetians, reception of prisoners of war, encounters of romance, processions, all coming to and from. The cobblestoned passageway through the impressive Sea Gate is a guide to wandering into a different age. Is it a movie setting or has time just stopped? This passage bridges the castle and connects it with the land.
"Bridges require someone to be killed in order to become solid", this is what tradition says in the lyrics of a folklore song. "If blood is not shed it won't be sturdy", it continues.
It needs a sacrifice to save the community and every bridge has similar stories related to it. How many deaths has this stone bridge witnessed through the ages?