Castles of Greece


Apolakkia, Rhodes, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Castle of Apolakkia

or Castle of Agia Marina  
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Castle of Apolakkia
On a low hill east of the church of the village Apolakkia in Rhodes island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Municipality > Town:
City of Rhodes
• Apolakkia
Elevation ≈ 65 m 
(Relative Height≈15 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Probably, 14th century  
Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
Few Remains

Few traces of a castle on a small hill east of the village Apolakkia in Rhodes, near the church of Agia Marina.

Sources of 1408 indicate Apolakkia as a fortified village, where they could find shelter residents from the villages Istrios, Profilia and Arnitha (which are in the hinterland). From the castle few remains are preserved, while the area and perimeter of the walls is impossible to establish.

The castle is mentioned in an order of the Grand Master Orsini in 1474 and in a document of 1479.

It must have been a strong fortress since the defense plans of the Knights of Rhodes overlooked the weak castles. A traveller in 1854 (Guerin) reports that the thickness of the ruins of the walls reached the 2 meters.


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