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Meleses, Archanes-Asterousia, Herakleion,Crete

Castle of Meleses

  
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Castle of Meleses
Location:
On a hill east of the village Meleses, south of Heraclion, Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Herakleion
Municipality > Town:
City of Archanes-Asterousia
• Meleses
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 395 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
10th to 12th cent.  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
In Ruins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On a hill east of the village Melesses, there are remains of a Byzantine castle that was probably used by the Venteians too.

This is probably the location of the village Castello del Betto mentioned in the 1583 census with 37 inhabitants.


Sources

  • Nikos M.Gigourtakis , Monograph in the History Department of the University of Crete, “Byzantine fortifications in Crete in the 2nd Byzantine period (961-1204)”, Rethymno 2004

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