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Kato Melpeia, Oichalia, Messenia,Peloponnese

Castle of Krebeni

or Castle of Melpeia or Castle of Grebeni or Dimatra castle  
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Castle of Krebeni
Location:
On a hill northeast of the village Kato Melpeia in Messinia, in SW Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Oichalia
• Kato Melpeia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 450 m 
(Relative Height≈220 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1285  
FRANKISH
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ruins of a Frankish castle northeast of the village Kato Melpeia in Messinia.

It is believed that it was built in the second half of the 13th century. The ruins cover a surface of around 50,000 sq.m.


Sources

  • Presented in cooperation with Mr. Ioannis Dedes
  • Blog Γιάννης Λύρας - ΤΑ ΚΑΣΤΡΑ ΤΗΣ ΜΕΣΣΗΝΙΑΣ...
  • Mιλτιάδης Τσαπόγας, ΠΕΤΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΞΙΦΟΣ ΚΑΣΤΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΙΠΠΟΤΕΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΜΟΡΙΑ, εκδ. ΔΑΙΔΑΛΕΟΣ, Αθήνα 2015
  • «Chronicle of Morea», 547
  • Antoine Bon, 1969, La Morée franque. Recherches historiques, topographiques et archéologiques sur la principauté d'Achaïe (1205-1430), Editions de Boccard, Paris, 1969, pag.654

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