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Kremasti, Rhodes, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Castle of Kremasti

  
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Castle of Kremasti
Location:
Kremasti, Rhodes island (north-west)
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Rhodes
• Kremasti
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 28 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
14th century  
IOANNITE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Walls  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A castle built on high ground within the modern village of Kremasti 13 km from the town of Rhodes on the west coast of the island. It looks more like a tower-house than a real castle. Of square plan, it covers an area of 400 square metres and has a perimeter of 80 metres. The only entrance was on the north side.

In 1914, the Italian medievalist G. Gerola discovered there the arms of grand master Fabrizio del Carretto (1513-1521) and of the Order of St. John.

The castle was a control point and in the line of sight of Phileremos castle. It served also as a summer resort for the Grand Masters of the Order. It was repaired in 1510-1520 but it existed at least since the 14th century. A document of 1479 the inhabitants of the villages of Trianda and Kremasti were to seek shelter in their own castles in case of need. Other Hospitaller documents show that the village of Kremasti was a castellany.


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