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Livadia, Livadeia, Boeotia,Central Greece

Castle of Livadia

  
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Castle of Livadia
Location:
Livadia, on a hill at the south end of the city
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Greece
Boeotia
Municipality > Town:
City of Livadeia
• Livadia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 380 m 
(Relative Height≈200 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
after 1311  
CATALAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Fortress-state  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The castle of Livadia is on a 240m high hill, at the south edge of the city.

At the same location, there was an ancient acropolis. at least since 5th century BC. It was later used -and repaired- by the Byzantines and by the Francs.

The shape of the castle today is from the period that the warriors of the Catalan Company occupied the area. That is why the castle is considered a "Catalan castle", one of the 4 of this kind in Greece.


Sources

  • Website of Municipality of Livadia -Το κάστρο
  • Data and info by
    Mr. Charalambos Sanidas
    Engineer
    Municipality of Livadia
  • N. Kontogiannis, Catalan Boeotia: defense organization of the Ducat of Athens during the 14th century, Η Καταλανο-Αραγωνική Κυριαρχία στον Ελληνικό Χώρο, Αthens 2012, pp. 67-109.

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