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Kattavia, Rhodes, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Castle of Kattavia

  
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Castle of Kattavia
Location:
On a hill at southern Rhodes island, 2km NE of the village Kattavia
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Rhodes
• Kattavia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 200 m 
(Relative Height≈150 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
around 1480  
IOANNITE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An important castle at southern Rhodes from which only a few ruins remain today.


History

A medieval fortified settlement existed at the location since perhaps the Byzantine era. In the 15th century the Knights of the Order of Saint John who ruled the island of Rhodes reinforced the fortification and as a result, by 1480 it was a powerful castle, the most important defensive position in southern Rhodes.

It was partially destroyed in a Turkish raid in 1503. After that or after the conquest of Rhodes by the Turks (1522) it was abandoned.

The Italian archaeologist Gerola who visited the place in 1914 observed the embedded Coat of the Arms of the Grand Master P. d’Aubυsson and the date 1481.


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