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Goni, Sfakia, Chania,Crete

Fortress of Askyfou

or Koules of Askyfou  
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Fortress of Askyfou
Location:
On a hill on the Askyfou plateau, north of Sfakia, Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Chania
Municipality > Town:
City of Sfakia
• Goni
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 760 m 
(Relative Height≈50 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
19th century  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Askyfou is a small plateau (altitude 730m) , 50km south of Chania, part of an area known as Sfakia.

In 1821 the Greeks rebelled and liberated the area but later in 1823 the Turks returned and torched the villages. This fortress was built after the Cretan revolution of 1866. Actually, thera are two small forts there very close to each other.




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