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Dadia, Soufli, Evros,East Macedonia & Thrace

Castle of Gimbrena

  
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Castle of Gimbrena
Location:
Forest of Dadia, Evros, NE Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Evros
Municipality > Town:
City of Soufli
• Dadia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 620 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
6th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Piles of stones & Ruins  
Few Remains
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The castle of Gimbrena is on the highest peak of the forest of Dadia. This is one of the rare cases in this website that the castle itself is far less interesting than the area that surrounds it.

The forest of Dadia, near the northern Greek city of Alexandroupolis, is on one of the two main bird migration routes in Europe. It is renowned as one of 2 remaining European feeding and breeding grounds for rare raptors such as the black and griffin vultures. The forest provides protection for the vultures' long reproduction period.


Sources

  • Picture and info contributed by Alexandros Kalantzis
  • Website ΔΙΚΤΥΟ ΕΘΕΛΟΝΤΩΝ ΔΑΣΟΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ ΕΒΡΟΥ - Πεζοπορία στη Δαδιά
  • Newspaper article in ΚΑΘΗΜΕΡΙΝΗ - 7 DAYS : Δαδιά- Τόπος και Ιστορία.

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Road map to Castle of Gimbrena

Access
Approach to the monument:
The castle is 3 km SW from the touristic center of the forest which is 1 km from the village of Dadia and 15 km from Soufli.
Entrance:
The castle is in the middle of a protected area and access is not allowed without escort. A 2hr trekking is required with some climbing effort at the end.


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