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Castle of Agios Georgios of Kolokythia

  
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Castle of Agios Georgios of Kolokythia
Location:
Above the bay of Agia Patrikia at the NE coast of Kythira island, north of the port of Agia Pelagia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Attica
Piraeus & Islands
Municipality > Town:
City of Cythera
• Agia Patrikia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 55 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Probably 8th cent.  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of a byzantine castle on a rocky hill by the sea on the NE coast of Kythira, above the bay of Agia Patrikia and north of the port of Agia Pelagia.

It was one of the forts that the Byzantines built to control the sea passage of cape Maleas. The findings indicate that the fort was in use between the 8th and the 12th century.


Sources

  • ΜΑΡΙΝΑ ΠΑΠΑΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ, «Η ΟΧΥΡΩΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΘΕΣΗ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΓΙΟ ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟ ΚΟΛΟΚΥΘΙΑΣ ΚΥΘΗΡΩΝ», International Conference by the 25TH EPHORATE OF BYZANTINE ANTIQUITIES, Abstracts- 'DEFENSIVE ARCHITECTURE IN THE PELOPONNESE (5TH – 15TH CENTURY)', 2011

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