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Drosopigi, Anatoliki Mani, Laconia,Peloponnese

Karyoupolis

  
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Karyoupolis
Location:
Old Karyoupolis, east of Areopoli and west of Drosopigi, Mani, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Laconia
Municipality > Town:
City of Anatoliki Mani
• Drosopigi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 430 m 
(Relative Height≈130 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Before 9th century  
BYZANTINE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Fortified Settlement  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Karyoupolis is a medieval-byzantine town in the interior of the Mani peninsula.

The ruins of the buildings and the fortifications of the city remained unnoticed and neglected until there were discovered again recently, after the wildfires of 2007.

The hill was inhabited probably since the early Byzantine period. The town flourished when Mystras became important (13th, 15th century) and followed a somewhat parallel historical path with Mystras. It was abandoned -like Mystras- in the mid-19th century.


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