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Fisini, Lemnos, Lesbos,North Aegean

Castle of Skala of Fisini

  
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Castle of Skala of Fisini
Location:
On a rocky bench northeast of the village Fisini in Lemnos
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
North Aegean
Lesbos
Municipality > Town:
City of Lemnos
• Fisini
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 35 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1207-1214  
VENETIAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Coastal Fortress  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Skala was a medieval fortress at the southeastern coast of the island of Lemnos. Only a few ruins remain today, east of the village Fisini in an area called “Pirgi” (towers).

The fortress was most probably built during 1207-1217 by the Venetians, in a period that they built or rebuilt other fortifications in Lemnos. The earliest document referring to it dates back to 1375.

In 1470, it was one the two castles of the island that endured the attack of the Ottomans. Travelers and cartographers note that Skala was the most important castle of the eastern coast of Lemnos.

There is no mention of it in the sources of the 18th century and later.

The fortifications cover an area of 3000 sq.m. surrounded by an outer wall 40x80 m.

In the interior, there are traces of inner walls and yards around the remains of two towers. The bases of the towers measur approx. 10x10 m.


Sources

  • Information by Mr. Ioannis Dedes

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