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Aggelokastro, Agrinio, Aetolia-Akarnania,West Greece

Aggelokastro

  
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Aggelokastro
Location:
Aggelokastro, Akarnania region, Western Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
West Greece
Aetolia-Akarnania
Municipality > Town:
City of Agrinio
• Aggelokastro
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 100 m 
(Relative Height≈80 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Middle 13th century  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ruins of a Byzantine castle on the top of a hill above the village Aggelokastro close to Agrinio.


History

The castle was built around the middle of the 13th century by the rulers of the Despotate of Epirus. The region was part of the Despotate since its beginning in 1204. The first ruler of Epirus was Michael I Aggelos Doukas Komnenos from whom the name of the castle probably derives.

In 1294 was given to Philip I di Taranto of the House of the Anjou as a dowry.

During the 14th century, it changed hands several times. In 1405 became a possession of Carolo Tocco, Duke of Kefalonia and in 1450 was captured by the Ottomans.

In 1467 the castle was already ruined.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
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Entrance:
The access to the area where there are parts of two walls and one church, is free.


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