Lepanto, now called Epakto, a town of Greece on the northern shore of the entrance to the Gulf of Corinth. It was "anciently called Naupaktos, and was an important Athenian naval station. It passed from the Byzantine Empire to the Venetians, from whom it was taken, after a previous siege had failed, by the Sultan Bajazet II. in 1499. Near it took place the great naval victory of Don John of Austria over the Turks in 1571, in which Cervantes was wounded. The town was united with the Greek kingdom in 1829, and is now the seat of a bishop.