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Ano Fanari, Troizinia, Piraeus & Islands,Attica

Castle of Ano Fanari

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Castle of Ano Fanari
Ano Fanari, Trizinia, peninsula of Argolis, NE Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Piraeus & Islands
Municipality > Town:
City of Troizinia
• Ano Fanari
Elevation ≈ 500 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Ancient & 13th cent.  
Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Settlement  
In Ruins

An unknown and ruined castle on a high rocky hill dominating the area.


There is evidence that the location was inhabited since ancient times. It was also in use during the Middle Ages, while major construction work carriede out after the 13th century, in 2 phases. It is first mentioned in a venetian document of 1456, in which two Byzantine local lords offered the castle to the Venetians, together with other castles in the area. It is not known if the castle was ever under Venetian rule. It is known however that in 1467 the castle was already destroyed bu the Turks who in the meantime had conquered most of Peloponnese.


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