Two months later, at the Battle of Lepanto, the united Christian fleet destroyed the Ottoman fleet, but was unable to take advantage of this victory. The Ottomans quickly rebuilt their naval forces, and Venice was forced to negotiate a separate peace, ceding Cyprus to the Ottomans and paying a tribute of 300,000 ducats. Depictions of the Ottoman Navy during the battle of Lepanto
The Battle of Lepanto in 1571 was an epic sea battle of massive proportions and the last battle between rowed galleys as sailing ships became more prevalent. It was fought near Venice by almost 50,000 men in more than 500 ships between the Christians and the Muslims, with the Muslims trying to take Vienna. It was a crushing defeat for the Muslims who lost 20,000 men and almost their entire navy, while the Christian losses were minor. Ottoman expansion was halted for centuries.
Sea battle of Lepanto, 7 October 1571. (Victory of the Venetian, Spanish and papal fleets over the Turks). The three commanders, from left Don Juan de Austria (1547–78), Marc Antonio Colonna (1536–1584) and Sebastiano Venier (died 1578), Colonna u.Venier