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Mila, Oichalia, Messenia,Peloponnese

Castle of Mila

  
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Castle of Mila
Location:
Near Mila village, Messinia, SW Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Oichalia
• Mila
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 200 m 
(Relative Height≈150 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
13th century  
FRANKISH
H 
Castle Type   Condition
Castle  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Α medieval castle north of the village Mila in Messinia. It is at a strategic location for the control of the north plain of Messinia.

This was most likely the Chateaunef castle that the Frankish Princess of Morea Isabelle Villehardouin (1297-1301) founded in order to repel the attacks of the Byzantines of the Despotate of Mystras.


Sources

  • Andrew Sawyer’s website 'castles of Greece'- Kastro (Messenia)
  • Antoine Bon, 1969, La Morée franque. Recherches historiques, topographiques et archéologiques sur la principauté d'Achaïe (1205-1430), Ed. de Boccard, pp.655
  • Pictures from Panoramio by the user Burgenfuzzi

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