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Chamezi, Sitia, Lasithi,Crete

Liopetro Fortress

or Fortress of Leone di Petra  
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Liopetro Fortress
Location:
On a steep rock on the north shore of Crete, close to village Chamezi of Lasithi region
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Lasithi
Municipality > Town:
City of Sitia
• Chamezi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 412 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
end 16th century  
VENETIAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Refuge-Castle  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A castle at the north shore of Crete on a rocky hill close to Sitia and the village Chamezi.

It was built by the Venetians around the end of the 16th century after repeated appeals to the Venetian Senate, in order to protect the local population from the Turks. The castle that was created was strong and spacious but did not prove useful as the loclas found refuge in Chandax and the Turks who occupied the region a few decades later did not use it.


Sources

  • Giannis Christakis, "Historical Fortification Monuments of Crete (330BC-1898)", Publication "Ktitika Grammata", 2004

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