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Kochyli, Messini, Messenia,Peloponnese

Kastraki of Kochyli

or Lakakoukia Tower  
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Kastraki  of Kochyli
Location:
On a hill above the village Kochyli of Messinia in SW Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Messini
• Kochyli
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 460 m 
(Relative Height≈120 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
13th century  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Tower  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On a hill above the little village Kochyli (old name:Lakakoukia) there are few remains of a little castle (more a tower than a castle).

The castle was built by the Franks probably in the 13th century in the place of an older Byzantine fortification.

It is located between the castles of Mila and Vulcano (does not exist) and was part of a defensive network, the purpose of which, those days, was to repel the attacks of the Greeks of the Despotate of Moreas.

Its dimensions are 9.25x6.70 meters and the width of the walls 2.70 meters.

Today it is totally destroyed and the last remaining ruins are covered by the vegetation of the hill.


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