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Paralio Astros, North Kynouria, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Castle of Paralio Astros

or Castle of Zafeiropouloi  
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Castle of Paralio Astros
Location:
Paralio Astros, Kynouria, in eastern Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of North Kynouria
• Paralio Astros
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 50 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1256  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The castle is on the south peak of the hill that dominates the seaside part of Astros. Sometimes, it is also called "The Castle of Zafeiropouloi"

It was built in 1256 by Gillaume de Villardhuin who called it "Castello della estella".

In the 18th century the 3 brothers of the Zafeiropoulos family who had become rich abroad came to their hometown to support the fight for Independence and built 3 houses in the castle.


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