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Agios Ioannis, Sfakia, Chania,Crete

Koules of Agios Ioannis

  
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Koules of Agios Ioannis
Location:
East of the village Agios ioannis (Ai-Yiannis) of Sfakia region in Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Sfakia
• Agios Ioannis
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 1070 m 
(Relative Height≈400 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
After 1866  
OTTOMAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Turkish koule (small fort) at high altitude, east of the village Agios Ioannis of Southwestern Crete. One of the many forts that the Ottomans built in the 19th century in an attempt to control the rebels of Crete and especially of the difficult region of Sfakia.

The little fort is ruined and in worse condition than other koules around. The location has unique and wide view-range of the Libyan sea and the south coast of Crete from Messara to Paleochora .


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