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A monument of Paneuropean importance, since it is here that the Latin Nobles who were killed at the naval battle of Nafpaktos ( 1571 ), were buried; this naval battle was the end of the marine threat of the Turks. A few years later the Turks will no longer constitute a threat for the land, either, and the effort of the Turks to expand to the West will come to a final end .

This naval battle, the largest ever seen by mankind to that day , was the first one to have been won by the Christian forces after 8 marge-scale naval battles, which they had lost . That victory was a boost to the morale of the Christian forces and helped them keep control over the Mediterranean and especially of the Western Mediterranean (they had lost control over the Eastern Mediterranean just two months before that, with the loss of Cyprus to the Turks). ,copyrights:View/Copy/Print but not Publish

Among the human losses of the battle were   Juan de Córdova, Alfonso de Cárdena, Juan Ponce de León, Fabiano Graziani, Colonna etc.

 After the devastation of the church during the Nazi bombardments on 14/9/ 1943 , the bones were transferred to the Catholic Cemetery of Corfu, at the Cappucini region.

Also Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) spent some time in this church.

Today, all that is left of the church is only the belltower and part of the altar.

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The naval battle of Nafpaktos (unknown painter).

More information athttp://it.wikipedia.org/

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