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Meronas, Amario, Rhithymna,Crete

Koules of Meronas

  
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Koules of Meronas
Location:
North of the village Meron, in the inland of Rethymnon region in Crete
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Crete
Rhithymna
Municipality > Town:
City of Amario
• Meronas
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 675 m 
(Relative Height≈150 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
19th century  
OTTOMAN
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Small Fort  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Koules (tower) of Meronas is one of the more than 60 forts of similar type, built by the Turks in the 19th century in order to contain the Cretan fighters who had revolted (many atimes) against the Ottoman rule.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
At the northern entrance of the village (from Agia Fotini) there is a junction for apartments Elia. We turn there, pass in front of them and then we turn right uphill. After 1.5 km on dirt road and 200 meters hiking we reach the Koule.
Entrance:
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