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Karlovasi, Samos, South Aegean

Genoan Castle

or Kastraki of Panagia Potamou  
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Genoan Castle
Location:
Monastery of Metamorphosis, location Potami, Karlovasi, Samos
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Samos
Municipality > Town:
City of Samos
• Karlovasi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 45 m 
(Relative Height≈30 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
13th cent. or later  
GENOAN
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A small fortress built by the Genoans on a low hill in the very beautiful location Potami, 3km from Karlovasi of Samos. The Genoans had occupied the island since the 13th century. Not a strong fortification, but sufficient to repel pirate raids.

At the same location there is a byzantine temple from the 11th century, the oldest in Samos.


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