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Peratia, Aktion-Vonitsa, Aetolia-Akarnania,West Greece

Castle of Grivas

or Teke Castle  
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Castle of Grivas
Location:
Peratia, Aitoloakarnania region, on the road to Lefkas island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
West Greece
Aetolia-Akarnania
Municipality > Town:
City of Aktion-Vonitsa
• Peratia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 20 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1806  
OTTOMAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortress  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the castles built by Ali Pasha, with a unique view to the Ionian sea, the Ambracian gulf and Lefkas.


History

The castle was built in 1806 by Ali Pasha. The objective was to facilitate Ali’s attack against the island of Lefkas.

The plans of Ali were canceled in 1807, when the French occupied the Ionian islands, after a treaty with the Russians.

Soon after that, Ali pasha gave the castle to th family of Grivas, ergo the name of the castle.


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Road map to Castle of Grivas

Access
Approach to the monument:
Next to the NR Vonitsa-Lefkas, around 2km before the bridge of Lefkas.
Entrance:
Free entrance. There is a parking lot at the base of the hill. From there, there is a short staircase to the castle (max 5 min) but the stairs are not very safe being partly destroyed.


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