The Venetians made this a strong point.
In the war for Independence, this was the place the Turkish general landed in 1827 in an unsuccessful attempt to retake the Peloponnesus.
Sometimes I think restoring an ancient site actually detracts from the sense of wonder it can convey. This "unimproved" fort seems more evocative of time's passage.
The medieval heritage of Greece is often overlooked; this is one place you can experience it.
Outlying strong point.
It still manages to convince you of its defensive power.