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Kritinia, Rhodes, Dodecanese,South Aegean

Castle of Kritinia

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Castle of Kritinia
Location:
Kritinia, at the west coast of Rhodes island
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Dodecanese
Municipality > Town:
City of Rhodes
• Kritinia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 110 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1472  
IOANNITE
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On a hill approximately 131 metres above the village of Kritinia, northern Rhodes, stand the ruins of a medieval castle.

With elements of Byzantine and Venetian architecture, this castle was constructed by the Knights of Saint John. It was originally built on three levels and each level was assigned to a different Grand Master. Source: www.greeka.com

The castle was built in 1472 by Giorgio Orsini to protect the inhabitants of the village from the attacks of the Ottoman fleet. Until the liberation of the Dodecanese, the village was named Kastelli, from the Latin Castellum, meaning castle


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