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Mavrovounio, Anatoliki Mani, Laconia,Peloponnese

Goulades castle

or Beanica or Castle of Mavrovouni  
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Goulades castle
Location:
On the highest point of Mavrovouni village, near Gytheion, South Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Laconia
Municipality > Town:
City of Anatoliki Mani
• Mavrovounio
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 80 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1795  
MODERN GREEK
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower House  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mavrovouni is a village south of Gythio which today is a popular resort. On the highest point of Mavrovouni, there is a castle named 'Goulades' or 'Beanka' or 'Melissi'.

The castle was built by the local lord Tzanetos Grigorakis (or Tzanibeis) in 1795 when he was the bey of Mani.

The castle was destroyed by canon balls from the Turkish fleet in 1803, becasuse Tzanetos was supplied with gunpowder by the French.


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