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Chora, Amorgos, Cyclades,South Aegean

Castle of Amorgos

  
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Castle of Amorgos
Location:
Chora, Amorgos, Cyclades
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Amorgos
• Chora
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 330 m 
(Relative Height≈40 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
early 13th century  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Island Citadel  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A small castle at the top of Chora of Amorgos.


History

Chora is the capital of Amorgos. It was founded in the early Byzantine period and developed after the 8th century AD when the population had to move to the interior of the island because of the Saracen raids .

Chora has developed around a high, narrow rock on top of which is the castle.

The castle was built in the beginning of the 13th century by the Venetian lords of the island.

Amorgos like the rest of Cyclades became part of the Duchy of Naxos of the Venetian Marco Sanudo. Sanudo granted as a fief Amorgos to brothers Andrea & Geremiah Ghizi. The Ghizi built the castle soon after they got the island.




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Access
Approach to the monument:
The castle is accessible after a few minutes walk through the narrow streets of the Chora of Amorgos.
Entrance:
The castle is normally closed.


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