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Agrelia, Trikala, Thessaly

Castle of Agrelia

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Castle  of Agrelia
Location:
On a hill southwest of the village Agrelia, 30km NE from Trikala, Thessaly
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Thessaly
Trikala
Municipality > Town:
City of Trikala
• Agrelia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 640 m 
(Relative Height≈130 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Antiquity  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An ancient, obscure castle. At the end of the 19th century a Turkish fort was built there.

We do not have a lot of information about the castle. It is believed that it was created around 400 BC because there are some findings from that period. There are no records of use by the Romans or the Byzantines. After 1881, a Turkish fort was built at the site as a check-point on the borderline between Greece and Turkey. That's why it is known in the region also as “Stathmos”. The cylindrical tower and the walls around it are from that last period.

There are also visible parts of the ancient walls at the south and southeast sides. The site has never been excavated. Only some ancient Macedonian tombs have been unearthed.


Sources

  • Info and photos by Mr. George Zachos, Civil Engineer

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