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Agia Roumeli, Sfakia, Chania,Crete

Koules of Aggelokampos

  
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Koules of Aggelokampos
Location:
On Aggelokampos, the ridge that forms the eastern boundary of the exit of the the Samaria Gorge in south Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Sfakia
• Agia Roumeli
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 650 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
around 1868  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Two small Turkish forts (koules) close to each other, around 100m apart. They are presented here as a single fortified unit.

They are located at Aggelokampos, the high ridge that rises at the eastern side of the south exit of the Samaria gorge, above the little port of Agia Roumeli. On the hill across the gorge, at the western side of the exit, stands the large fortress of Agia Roumeli.

The purpose of the forts at this point was to control the movements of the Cretan rebels who were hiding inside the gorge.

The Turks had built forts in Sfakia region around 1868. We can safely assume that the two koules on Agellokampos were constructed around that time.


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