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Dafni, Evrotas, Laconia,Peloponnese

Lykovouno

  
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Lykovouno
Location:
On the eastern slopes of Taygetos, NE of the village Dafni in Laconia, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Laconia
Municipality > Town:
City of Evrotas
• Dafni
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 465 m 
(Relative Height≈100 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
Before 10th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Fortress-state  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On a hill at the eastern side of mountain Taygetos, located in the heart of the Laconian valley of Eurotas, northeast of the modern village Dafni, there are the remains of a rather unknown Byzantine settlement named Lykovouno.

Recent findings and historical testimony reveal that the place flourished from the 10th to the 15th century. It was inhabited also in the post-Byzantine period until the late 19th century, when it was abandoned.

At the site, there are the remains of buildings, churches and fortifications from the Byzantine and the post-Byzantine era.

The most notable construction in Lykovouno was the monastery of Agios Georgios which was once the richest monastery of Peloponnese. It was destroyed around 1700 by the Turks.


Sources

  • Information and pictures from the website ΔΑΦΝΙ ΛΑΚΩΝΙΑΣ - ΛΥΚΟΒΟΥΝΟ



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