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Oreino Korakovouni, North Kynouria, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Articaina Castle

or Castle of Korakovouni  
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Articaina Castle
Location:
Oreino Korakovouni, Arcadia, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of North Kynouria
• Oreino Korakovouni
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 735 m 
(Relative Height≈600 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
perhaps 15th cent.  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Northeast of the village Oreino Korakovouni in Arcadia, lies the Byzantine castle of Artikaina.

The history of the castle is unknown. Apparently it was not Frankish since it is not listed in the various inventories. So it must have been a Byzantine fortress, possibly built by the Despots of Mystras.

The castle controlled the mountain roads of the eastern Arcadia and the port of Astros, on the east coast of Peloponnese.

Quite a few elements of the fortification remain today including the keep.


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Like most remote, ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach the castle and walk around inside.


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