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Frangkokastelo: on the traces of “Drosoulites”
On the edge of a plain overlooking the Libyan Sea and surrounded by the imposing mountains of Sfakia lies a castle; it may be small but it is associated with great myths, mysteries and bizarre, inexplicable mirages. Although built by the Venetians in 1371-1374, the most important day in the history of Frangkokastello proved to be the 18th May 1828, when Hatzi-Michalis Dalianis, a fighter from Epirus, arrived to the occupied island of Crete in order to support the revolution against the Turkish conquerors. One hundred horsemen along with six hundred fearless warriors fought against the 8.000 soldiers of Mustafa Pasha, the Turkish commander of Crete. In front of the Castel Franco a fierce massacre took place and the earth was filled with blood. Some 335 of the Greeks died, their leader included.