Castles of Greece


Kastellia, Delphi, Phocis,Central Greece

Castle of Kastellia

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Castle of Kastellia
On a rocky hill 3 km SW of the village Kastellia, Fokida, Central Greece
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Municipality > Town:
City of Delphi
• Kastellia
Elevation ≈ 540 m 
(Relative Height≈50 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Early 13th century  
Castle Type   Condition
Rather Poor

The village Kastellia in Fokis took its name from the castle.

Only a few ruins remain from this castle which was built on the remains of the ancient city Pindos. It was one of the cities in the region called Doris which was the first region where the Dorians came when they settled in Greece.

We do not have a lot of information about this castle. According to some sources, it was built in the first period of Frangokratia (Frankish occupation after 1204) by the 'king' of Thessaloniki Boniface (or Bonifacio del Monferrato, one of the leaders of the 4th Crusade who had conquered Constantinople).


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Road map to Castle of Kastellia

Approach to the monument:
From Kastellia follow direction to Kaloskopi. After 3 km you see the treee in the middle of the road and after that the road passes very close from where the castle is.
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