Ancient mole – dock
Significant remains of ancient fortification and port constructions are to be found to the south of the main entrance gate in the St Nicholas fort. The ancient wall, with knight-era additions, was the initial access axis to the main gate of the first construction phase of the fort.
The cobblestone dock which can be seen in old pictures is preserved under the natural boulders of the rock fill added during the 1960s in order to protect the fort’s eastern side, particularly vulnerable in the strong southeast winds and the huge waves they create. This intervention has altered the analogies in the fort façade at the sea’s side and has eliminated the ancient ornamental rock fill which could be seen around it.