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Ano Ioniko, Xanthi, East Macedonia & Thrace

Fortress of Kalyva

  
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Fortress of Kalyva
Location:
On the heights of the Nestos valley, north of the village Neochori
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
East Macedonia & Thrace
Xanthi
Municipality > Town:
City of Xanthi
• Ano Ioniko
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 627 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
340 BC  
ANCIENT
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Castle Type   Condition
Ancient Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The castle was built by the king Philip II of Macedonia around 340 BC at an altitude of 627m, 4km SE from the deserted village Kalyva in Xanthi prefecture.

It was used by the Macedonians and the Romans. It became also part of the fortification network that was developed by emperorJustinian, so it was in use also during the Middle-Byzantine period.


Sources

  • Κωνσταντίνα Καλλιντζή, αρχαιολόγος, website ΟΔΥΣΣΕΥΣ - Greek Ministry of Culture Fortress of Kalyva
  • Information by Mr. Ioannis Dedes

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Access
Approach to the monument:
Access from the village Neochori (36km from Stavroupoli). A paved road 9km leads to the fortress through the village Ano Ioniko.
Entrance:
Τhe monument is accessible to the public, after contact with the 31st Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (+30 25410 51003, +30 25410 51783)


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