The Castle of Captain Dourakis is located in Messinian Mani in the municipal district of Kastania. Kastania is built at the foot of Mount Taygetos, at an altitude of 700 metres, and is an exceptional natural fortress. Thus, it was no accident that the great chieftain Theodoros Kolokotronis chose to stay in this castle, while seeking refuge. The Castle of Dourakis was built in the 18th century and it’s a magnificent example of the traditional architectural style of Mani. Moreover, it has been declared listed by ministerial decision.