Kastrologos
Castles of Greece

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Levidi, Tripoli, Arcadia,Peloponnese

Tower of Kaplaki

or Medieval tower of Orchomenos  
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Tower of Kaplaki
Location:
At Kalpaki, on the top of the hill of ancient Orchomenos in central Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Arcadia
Municipality > Town:
City of Tripoli
• Levidi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 920 m 
(Relative Height≈150 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
perhaps 14th century  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ancient Orchomenos, near Levidi, is an important archaelogical site of Arcadia and Peloponnese.

Normally, ancient sites are not included in "Kastrologos", but in Orchomenos, atop the hill, there are remains of a medieval castle.


Structure, Fortification & Buildings

It is a small tower. Its base is 7x10m and its height 2-4m. The materials for the construction came mostly from the ancient site of Orchomenos. There is a subterranean water tank along the whole length of the tower.
Next to the tower are ruins of another building and the remains of the outer fortification.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
Ancient Orchomenos is at the heart of Peloponnese, 8km from Levidi and 30km from Tripoli.
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