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Avgo, Xanthi, East Macedonia & Thrace

Fortress of Avgo

  
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Fortress of Avgo
Location:
At the topof the mount Avgo above the city of Xanthi in Thrace
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Xanthi
Municipality > Town:
City of Xanthi
• Avgo
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 620 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
Unknown  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Ancient Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Atop the characteristic summit named Avgo (meaning “egg”) there is a fortress which is supposed to be Roman.

Unfortunately, we do not have more information about it.

The relatively good condition of the fort (for a roman), the type of construction, the form of the central tower etc give some indications that it was probably used in the Mid-Byzantine period as well.

The castle must have been important for the city-fortress of Xanthi and useful as a bastion and mainly as an observatory.


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