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Kalonyktis, Rethymno, Rhithymna,Crete

Koules of Kalonyktis

  
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Koules of Kalonyktis
Location:
North of the village Kalonyktis of Rethymno, close to the road from Arkadi to Thronos, in Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Rhithymna
Municipality > Town:
City of Rethymno
• Kalonyktis
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 240 m 
(Relative Height≈80 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1866 or shortly after  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One of the many small forts -the so called “koules”- built by the Turks after 1886 following the outbreak of the Cretan revolution that year.

This koules was a small fort 40 sq.m. at the location “Nero tis Petras” on the old road from Rethymno to Chania, north of the village Kalonychtis (or Kalonyktis). It was rather isolated because it does not appear to have visual contact with other fortifications. Most probably it was part of a defensive network from which nothing else is saved.


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