Paralio Astros, North Kynouria, Arcadia,Peloponnese
Castle of Paralio Astros
|Paralio Astros, Kynouria, in eastern Peloponnese|
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|Municipality > Town:|
|City of North Kynouria |
• Paralio Astros
|Elevation ≈ 50 m |
|Time of Construction||Origin|
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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|Approach to the monument:|
|Access by car from Paralio Astros.|
| Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 8.30-15.00.
Entrance is free.