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Charavgi, Dytiki Mani, Messenia,Peloponnese

Tower of Kapetanakis

or Petrovouni  
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Tower of Kapetanakis
Location:
Charavgi, Messinia, SE of Kalamata, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Dytiki Mani
• Charavgi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 425 m 
(Relative Height≈120 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1795  
MODERN GREEK
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Fortress  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The tower -or "the Castle"- of Kapetanakis (or Kaprtanakidon) is on a hill above the village of Charavgi. In a way, it represents a development of the typical tower of Mani. The complex -the castle and the hill- is also known as "Petrovouni" (meaning "rocky mountain")

The castle was built by one of the 14 warlords of Mani, Giorgos Kapetanakis. There is evidence that it was probably built around 1795 and certainly before the Greek Revolution of 1821.


Sources

  • Information sent by Christos Kosteas

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Road map to Tower of Kapetanakis

Access
Approach to the monument:
In the NR Areopolis-Kalamata, exit toward Charavgi. The castle is visible already from the NR (after the bridge of Koskaraga)
Entrance:
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