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Akrotiri, Santorini, Cyclades,South Aegean

Kasteli of Akrotiri

or La Ponta  
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Kasteli of Akrotiri
Location:
Akrotiri, Santorini Island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Santorini
• Akrotiri
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 80 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1335  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Settlement  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It was built around 1335 and used to be called ‘Punta Castelli’ and ‘La Ponta’, which in medieval Italian meant ‘the peak’. It was donated by Nikolas Sanudos, Duke of Naxos, to the Gozadini family, who kept the gulas under their power until 1617 even though the Turks had already invaded the rest of the island. At the center of the settlement is situated a Goulas (tower) which was in good condition until the earthquake of 1956. There is also a second gulas at the Castelli of Akrotiri, a bit farther from the center of the settlement.

Today the Akrotiri Castelli has revived and a Museum and Workshop of Traditional Musical Instruments have been operating since 2012, while music nights with music from all over the world are being organized every Tuesday and Friday.




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