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Methana, Troizinia, Piraeus & Islands,Peloponnese

Castle of Favieros

  
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Castle of Favieros
Location:
Near Methana, Peloponnese - right on the neck of the peninsula of Methana
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Piraeus & Islands
Municipality > Town:
City of Troizinia
• Methana
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 80 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1826  
MODERN GREEK
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A 19th century fort on a hill on the narrow stripe of land connecting the Methana peninsula with Peloponnese.

The castle was built in 1826 by the French philhellene general Charles Nicolas Fabvier (1782-1855). Fabvier (“Favieros” for the Greeks) organized the first tactical unit of the Greek Army (the name of the nearest village is “Tactikoupolis”!). It was built on the ruins of an ancient fortification of the Athenian general Nikias from the 5th century BC.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
From Methana take the road to Galatas. After 5km there is a junction to Vathy. Turn right there and after a few meters there is a dirt road on the left. The path to the castle starts here. Easy in the beginning, becomes rough closer to the castle.
Entrance:
Like most remote, ruined and neglected fortifications, entrance is not an issue. The difficult part is to approach the castle and walk around inside.


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