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Castles of Greece

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Ebonas, Rhodes, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Castle of Ebonas

or Castle of Kitala  
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Castle of Ebonas
Location:
North of the village Ebonas in Rhodes, at the SW slopes of mt. Attavyros
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Rhodes
• Ebonas
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 475 m 
(Relative Height≈70 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
before 14th century  
Late-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of an isolated fortified position-settlement in Ebonas region at the NW slopes of mount Attavyros.


History

The historical sources do not mention this place. Most probably, it was a remote settlement in the mountains, moderately protected due to its position, enhanced with a not-so-strong fortification during the late-Byzantine period.

The settlement Kitala is mentioned in an Ioanntite document of 1472 regarding the defense of the region. According to this document, in case of a pirate raid, the population of Kitala should seek refuge in the nearby castle of Salakos.


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